The "Spanish Dances" are a collection of 8 pieces for violin and piano composed between 1877 and 1882 and published in four books, each book containing 2 contrasting dances. They alternate between fiery passion and a yearning expressiveness, and are undoubtedly among his most successful compositions. Book 1, Op.21, is dedicated to Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim. Movements: 1. Malaguena 2.Habanera.