Pablo de Sarasate
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1844-03-10
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Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navazcués was a Spanish composer and virtuoso violinist who contributed on both counts to the creative life of late 19th-century Paris. To name just the pieces dedicated to him that are still current – ...

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Leon Pommers, Nathan Milstein & Pablo de Sarasate
Introduction and Tarantelle, Op.43
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Introduction and Tarantelle, Op.43 Introduction and Tarantelle, Op.43 Introduction and Tarantelle, Op.43 Introduction and Tarantelle, Op.43
Pablo de Sarasate, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Orchestre National de France & Seiji Ozawa
Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
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Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Tianwa Yang, Pablo de Sarasate & Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Introduction and tarantelle Op.43
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Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 Introduction and tarantelle Op.43
Pablo de Sarasate, Laurens Weinhold & Brussels Chamber Orchestra
Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra (Op.20)
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Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra (Op.20) Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra (Op.20) Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra (Op.20) Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra (Op.20)
David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh, Pablo de Sarasate, Gewandhaus Orchestra & Franz Konwitschny
Navarra, Op. 33
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Pablo de Sarasate, Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska
El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano
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El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano
Pablo de Sarasate, Ian Brown & Maxim Vengerov
Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 for violin and piano
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Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 for violin and piano Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 for violin and piano Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 for violin and piano Introduction and tarantelle Op.43 for violin and piano
Anne Vigneau, Gilbert Audin, Pablo de Sarasate, Laurent Lefèvre, Nicolas Pinard, Jean-Michel Javoy & Jean-Claude Montac
Zapateado
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Arthur Grumiaux, Pablo de Sarasate & Istvan Hadju
Zigeunerweisen
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Pablo de Sarasate, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker & James Levine
Fantasy on themes from the opera 'Carmen', op.25
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Fantasy on themes from the opera 'Carmen', op.25 Fantasy on themes from the opera 'Carmen', op.25 Fantasy on themes from the opera 'Carmen', op.25 Fantasy on themes from the opera 'Carmen', op.25
Pablo de Sarasate, Anne-Sophie Mutter
Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.25)
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Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.25) Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.25) Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.25) Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.25)
Julia Fischer, Pablo de Sarasate & Milana Chernyavska
Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera
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Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera
Guido Ajmone Marsan, Pablo de Sarasate, Frank Peter Zimmermann & Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Zigeunerweisen (Op.20) [vers. for violin and orchestra]
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Geoffrey Parsons, Ida Haendel & Pablo de Sarasate
Zapateado, Op. 23 No. 2
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Southwest German Radio Orchestra, Pablo de Sarasate, Rolf Reinhardt & Aaron Rosand
Carmen Fantasy
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Carmen Fantasy Carmen Fantasy Carmen Fantasy Carmen Fantasy
Paul Mann, Pablo de Sarasate, Chloë Hanslip & London Symphony Orchestra
Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf]
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Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf] Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf] Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf] Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf]
Milana Chernyavska, Pablo de Sarasate & Julia Fischer
Zigeunerweisen, op.20
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Pablo de Sarasate, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Martyn Brabbins, London Symphony Orchestra & Chloë Hanslip
Navarra - duo Op.33 vers. for 2 violins & orchestra
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Sarah Chang, Pablo de Sarasate & Charles Abramovic
Zapateado, Op. 23
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Pablo de Sarasate, David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh (violins), Gewandhaus Orchestra & Franz Konwitschny (conductor)
Navarra, op.33
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Jascha Heifetz, Pablo de Sarasate, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
Zigeunerweisen
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Pablo de Sarasate, Gil Shaham, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra & Naoko Tanaka
Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf]
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Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf] Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf] Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf] Romanza andaluza (Op.22`1) orch. Otto Hohn [orig. vn & pf]
Pablo de Sarasate, Lawrence Foster, Itzhak Perlman & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Carmen Fantasy, op.25
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Carmen Fantasy, op.25 Carmen Fantasy, op.25 Carmen Fantasy, op.25 Carmen Fantasy, op.25
Julia Fischer, Pablo de Sarasate & Milana Chernyavska
Serenata andaluza Op.28 for violin and piano
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Wiener Philharmoniker, Pablo de Sarasate, James Levine & Anne-Sophie Mutter
Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' (Op.25), Moderato [Habanera, Act 1]
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Andrea Stoica, Pablo de Sarasate & Razvan Stoica
Introduction and tarantella Op.43 for violin and piano
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Introduction and tarantella Op.43 for violin and piano Introduction and tarantella Op.43 for violin and piano Introduction and tarantella Op.43 for violin and piano Introduction and tarantella Op.43 for violin and piano
Pablo de Sarasate, James Ehnes & Eduard Laurel
Spanish dances for violin and piano (Op.23) [nos.5-6], no.6; Zapateado
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Spanish dances for violin and piano (Op.23) [nos.5-6], no.6; Zapateado Spanish dances for violin and piano (Op.23) [nos.5-6], no.6; Zapateado Spanish dances for violin and piano (Op.23) [nos.5-6], no.6; Zapateado Spanish dances for violin and piano (Op.23) [nos.5-6], no.6; Zapateado
Pablo de Sarasate, Christian Ferras (violin) & Jean-Claude Ambrosini (piano)
Romanza andaluza, Op 22 No 1
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Pablo de Sarasate, Maxim Vengerov & Itamar Golan
Caprice basque for violin and piano (Op.24)
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Caprice basque for violin and piano (Op.24) Caprice basque for violin and piano (Op.24) Caprice basque for violin and piano (Op.24) Caprice basque for violin and piano (Op.24)
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Concert fantasy on Carmen for violin and orchestra (Op.25)
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Concert fantasy on Carmen for violin and orchestra (Op.25) Concert fantasy on Carmen for violin and orchestra (Op.25) Concert fantasy on Carmen for violin and orchestra (Op.25) Concert fantasy on Carmen for violin and orchestra (Op.25)
Tianwa Yang, George Frideric Handel, Pablo de Sarasate & Markus Hadulla
Largo (from Xerxes)
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Largo (from Xerxes) Largo (from Xerxes) Largo (from Xerxes) Largo (from Xerxes)
Pablo de Sarasate, Milana Chernyavska & Julia Fischer
Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera
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Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera Spanish dances Op.21 for violin and piano [nos.1-2]: no.2; Habanera
Pablo de Sarasate, Itzhak Perlman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Lawrence Foster
Carmen Fantasy (feat. Itzhak Perlman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Lawrence Foster)
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Pablo de Sarasate, Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska
Serenata Andaluz Op.28 (feat. Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska)
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Serenata Andaluz Op.28 (feat. Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska) Serenata Andaluz Op.28 (feat. Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska) Serenata Andaluz Op.28 (feat. Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska) Serenata Andaluz Op.28 (feat. Julia Fischer & Milana Chernyavska)
Julia Fischer, Pablo de Sarasate & Milana Chernyavska
El Canto del ruisenor Op.29 for violin and piano
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Julia Fischer, Pablo de Sarasate & Milana Chernyavska
Spanish dances Op.23 for violin and piano [nos.5-6]
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Spanish dances Op.23 for violin and piano [nos.5-6] Spanish dances Op.23 for violin and piano [nos.5-6] Spanish dances Op.23 for violin and piano [nos.5-6] Spanish dances Op.23 for violin and piano [nos.5-6]
Nicola Benedetti, Pablo de Sarasate, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko
Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.20) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko)
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Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.20) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko) Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.20) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko) Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.20) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko) Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra or piano (Op.20) (feat. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko)
Pablo de Sarasate, Sarah Chang & Sandra Rivers
Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' Op.25 for violin and piano
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Biography

Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navazcués was a Spanish composer and virtuoso violinist who contributed on both counts to the creative life of late 19th-century Paris. To name just the pieces dedicated to him that are still current – the Third Violin Concerto and the Introduction and Rondo capriccioso by Saint-Saëns, Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Wieniawski’s Second Concerto – is to indicate the leverage effect of his genius, but it went further than a queue of composers wanting him to play their music: his technical advice as well as his personal performing style often helped to shape other composers’ solo parts.

Nowadays, except to violinists and their followers who have seen a recent revival of interest, Sarasate himself is the author of Zigeunerweisen and the ‘Carmen’ Fantasy. He wrote many more pieces for violin with piano or orchestra, which were popular with players as well as audiences in his day as they embodied a way of playing that he understood better than anybody else.

Overwhelmingly, Sarasate the performer was the historic figure. He was born on 10 March 1844 in Pamplona, where his father, a bandmaster, taught him from the age of 5. Within three years he had given a concert that secured him patronage for study in Madrid.

At 11 he travelled to Paris, a journey that saw his mother dying of a heart attack and himself suffering cholera, but he made it to the Conservatoire. By his late teens he had begun the life of a touring recitalist. Fine tone, direct expression with little vibrato, and easy delivery were his distinctive traits. He was recorded in 1904 demonstrating what a later reviewer called ‘the fleetest fingers and bow arm in the history of recorded sound’.

It was a degree of accomplishment that surpassed all contemporaries except, perhaps, Joseph Joachim, whose supporters stirred up an atmosphere of rivalry apparently not shared by the violinists themselves – on the contrary, they swapped dedications of pieces. He continued to play chamber music as he rose to stardom. As his tours took him around Europe, across the Atlantic and to South Africa and Asia, he made Paris his base and had his home there decorated by Whistler, who painted his portrait at the same time, though he would return to Pamplona to play at an annual festival. Suffering increasingly from lung problems, he died of bronchitis in Biarritz on 20 September 1908.

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