Today’s Birthday: PABLO MARTÍN MELITÓN DE SARASATE Y NAVASCUÉS (1844) – Nathan Milstein plays Sarasate Tarantella

 

Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (1844)

Sarasate was a Spanish violinist and composer. He began studying 

English: Spanish violinist and composer Pablo ...

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the violin with his bandmaster father at age five, and at his first public concert at age eight, he impressed a wealthy patron and was sent to study in Madrid. There, Queen Isabel II gave him the Stradivarius violin that he would play for the rest of his life. He made his Paris debut in 1860 and commenced touring the world. He wrote scores of brilliant virtuoso works, some of which are still played today. Where are his violins now? More…Discuss

Pablo Sarasate

 

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