Elements of Spanish folklore dominate in Sarasate’s compositions, but several prominent works also use typical melodies and dances of other countries. Alongside the “Zigeunerweisen”, the “Introduction et Tarentelle” numbers among the most popular representatives of this group: Sarasate erected here an enduring monument to the tarantella, the fiery southern Italian dance. The version for violin and piano was composed first in 1899; a year later, Sarasate made the version for violin and orchestra. For this first Urtext edition, all of the preserved autograph sources were consulted. Augustin Hadelich undertook the marking of the virtuoso violin part for G. Henle Publishers.