Pablo de Sarasate. Fantasy on Bizet’s “Carmen,” for violin & orchestra (or piano), Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements. Carmen Fantasy, Op. Pablo de Sarasate. Born March 10, in Pamplona, Spain. Died September 20, in Biaritz, France. Pablo Martín Melitón de. The concept of fantasie in two versions of the Carmen fantasie: Sarasate and Fantasie for violin and orchestra, which stem from the original Carmen opera by.

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All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed. The son of a military bandmaster in Pamplona, Spain, he started violin lessons at five, gave his first public performance at eight, and rocketed past the pedagogical prowess of the best local teachers so quickly thereafter that he had to be sent to the Paris Conservatoire for further instruction with Delphin Alard at the age of twelve.

So much promise for furthering the cause of Spanish culture did he show that Queen Isabella presented him with a Stradivarius violin a handsome carmfn of booty acquired in a recent tiff with Naplesand personally authorized the subsidy of his expenses.


His first tour of the United States was in ; his last in His playing drew unstinting praise during the forty years of almost constant, world-wide concertizing that followed, the most impressive evidence of which is the spectacular list of works that were written for him by some of the era’s greatest composers: Whereas Paganini was noted for his flamboyant technical wizardry and emotional exuberance, and Joachim for his high-minded intellectualism and deep musical insights, Sarasate was famed for his elegance, precision, apparent ease of execution and, in the words of Eduard Hanslick, the Vienna-based doyen of Europe’s music critics, his “stream of beautiful sound.

The handful of recordings he made shortly before his death in Biarritz inthe first commercial discs made by a world-famous violinist, attest to his remarkable skill.

Sarasate augmented his performance repertory with more than fifty compositions of his own creation, all of them in a lighter vein and many reminiscent of folk models. The only one of this clutch of violin showpieces that remains in the repertory is the scintillating treatment of several numbers from Bizet’s Carmen that he devised for a Paris concert in The Carmen Fantasy dedicated to Joseph Hellmesberger, a distinguished violinist remembered as an advocate of Brahms’ chamber music and as director of the Vienna Conservatory borrows some of the best-loved melodies from Bizet’s timeless masterpiece: Season Opening Ball Concert: Search Search Gift Shop cart Cart.

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Rodda Carmen Fantasy, Op. Died September 20, in Biaritz, France.

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