Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis – aged 64.
Remembered as one of the eminent violin virtuosi of all time, he premiered a number of cornerstone works, including Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto, Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole’, Saint-Saens’ 3rd Violin Concerto and ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’ and Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’.
SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN | 1904
SARAH CHANG | SARASATE | CARMEN FANTASY | PLACIDO DOMINGO
MIDORI GOTO & ROBERT MCDONALD | SARASATE | ZAPATEADO | 1990