Maurice Ravel's Tzigane for Violin and Piano. Urtext edition full score. Composed in 1924, there are three versions of this work: with Piano, with Orchestra and with Luthéal, a device for Keyboard instruments to extend the timbre. #Virtuoso piece in the style of a Hungarian rhapsody# # thus reads Ravel#s entry on Tzigane in the so-called 'Autobiographical Sketch'. Tzigane was inspired by the Hungarian-English violinist Jelly d#Aranyi, to whom Ravel had already promised a virtuoso piece in 1922 following Franz Liszt#s #Hungarian Rhapsodies#. Work progressed slowly and d#Aranyi only received the music four days before the première # but she still gave a brilliant performance.