Ruiz Lastres is a Cuban composer with over 100 varied works, multiple awards and honors, and is a major presence in music education in Cuba. It is natural that Hildegard Publishing founder Sylvia Glickman, on a trip to Havana, would meet with this composer and be so impressed as to browse her body of work. Glickman was especially taken with this Fantasia con Habanera, a three-movement original work, which captures elements of Cuban folk music, together with Ruiz Lastres' contemporary paradigm. Violin and piano play off of each other in a well-balanced dance-like atmosphere, perfect as the premiere Hildegard edition of this composer. For intermediate to advanced performers.