See also:Spanish violinist, was
See also:born at
See also:Pamplona on the loth of
See also:March 1844 . From his early years he displayed his aptitude for the
See also:violin, and at the age of 12 he began to study under
See also:Alard at the
See also:Conservatoire . His first public appearance as a concert violinist was in 186o . He played in
See also:London in 1861, and in the course of his career he visited all parts of
See also:Europe and also both
See also:North and South
See also:America . His
See also:artistic pre-
See also:eminence was due principally to the purity of his
See also:tone, which was
See also:free from any tendency towards sentimentality and rhapsodic mannerism, and to the astonishing facility of execution which made him in the best sense of the word a virtuoso . Al-though in the
See also:Beethoven and Mendelssohn concertos, and in
See also:modern French and Belgian
See also:works, his playing was unrivalled, his qualities were most clearly revealed in the solos which he himself composed, which were " the spirit of Spanish dance translated into terms of the violin virtuoso." Sarasate died at
See also:Biarritz on the loth of
See also:September 1908 .
SARASIN, or SARRAZIN, JEAN FRANCOIS (1611?-1654)
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