Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago

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Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago.

Remembered as one of the most celebrated virtuosi of the 19th Century, he premiered a number of violin repertoire cornerstones, including: Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and 3rd Violin Concerto, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto – and a large body of his own bravura works, including: Carmen Fantasy, Zigeunerweisen, Zapateado, Introduction et Tarantella, Malagueña y Habanera and Romanza Andaluza.

 

VC ARTIST AUGUSTIN HADELICH & KUANG-HAO HUANG | SARASATE | CARMEN FANTASY | WQXR | 2016

 

 

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