The Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25, by Pablo de Sarasate is a violin fantasy on themes from the The piece contains an adaptation of the Aragonaise, Habanera, an interlude, Seguidilla, and the Gypsy Dance. A performance takes approximately Pablo de Sarasate. Malagueña y Habanera, for violin & piano, Op. 21 (Danzas Españolas Nos. 1 & 2). Composition Information ↓; Description. Sheet Music – £ – Pablo de Sarasate – Habanera Op. 21/2.

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Pablo Sarasate was born in PamplonaNavarrethe son of an artillery bandmaster.

Malagueña y Habanera, for violin & piano, Op. 21 (Danzas Españolas Nos. 1 & 2)

Apparently he picked up the violin and played a passage of music perfectly his father had been struggling to play for a long time. He began studying the violin with his father at the age of five and later took lessons from a local teacher. Later, as his abilities developed, he was sent to study under Jean-Delphin Alard at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of twelve.

There, at seventeen, Sarasate entered a competition for the Premier Prix and won his first prize, the Conservatoire’s highest honour. There was not another Spanish violinist to achieve this until Manuel Quiroga did so in ; Quiroga was frequently compared to Sarasate throughout his career.


Sarasate, who had been publicly performing since childhood, made his Paris debut as a concert violinist inand played in London the following year.

Over the course of his career, he toured many parts of the world, performing in EuropeNorth Americaand South America. His artistic pre-eminence was due principally to the purity habansra his tone, which was free from any tendency towards the sentimental or rhapsodic, and to that impressive facility of execution that made him a virtuoso.

The popularity of Sarasate’s Spanish flavour in his compositions is reflected in the work of his contemporaries. Of Sarasate’s idiomatic writing for his instrument, the hwbanera and music critic George Bernard Shaw once declared zarasate though there were many composers of music for the violin, there were but few composers of violin music.

Of Sarasate’s talents as performer and composer, Shaw said that he “left criticism gasping miles behind him”.

Spanish Dances, Op.26 (Sarasate, Pablo de)

Sarasate’s own habanfra are mainly show-pieces designed to demonstrate his exemplary technique. Perhaps the best known of his works is Zigeunerweisena work for violin and orchestra. Probably his most performed encores are his two books of Spanish dances, brief pieces designed to please the listener’s ear and show off the performer’s talent.


At Brusselshe met Berthe Marxwho traveled with him as soloist and accompanist on his tours through Europe, Mexico, and the US; playing in about concerts. She also arranged Sarasate’s Spanish dances for the piano. Sarasate died in BiarritzFranceon 20 Septemberfrom chronic bronchitis.

The violin now bears his name as the Sarasate Stradivarius in his memory. Also inspired by Sarasate is William H. Potstock ‘s Souvenir de Sarasate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Pablo de Sarasate – Habanera Op. 21/2

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