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Pablo de Sarasate

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Adios montanas mias: Danse espagnole, op.37 (4)
Airs Espagnols, op.18 (3)
Airs ecossais, op.34 (5)
Balada, op.31 (2)
Barcarolle venitienne, op.46 (version for violin and orchestra) (2)
Bolero, op.30 (2)
Caprice basque, op.24 (16)
Caprice sur Mireille de Gounod, op.6 (3)
Carmen Fantasy, op.25 (25)
Chansons Russes, op.49 (version for violin and orchestra) (3)
Concert Fantasie on Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, op.5 (2)
Concert Fantasie on Martha, op.19 (2)
Concert fantasie on La forza del destino, op.1 (2)
Concert fantasie on Mozart's Die Zauberflote, op.54 (7)
Confidences: Romance sans paroles, op.7 (2)
Danza Espanola (Spanish Dances) (15)
Danzas Espanolas (8) (2)
El canto del ruisenor, op.29 (version for violin and orchestra) (2)
El canto del ruisenor, op.29 (3)
Fantaisie-Caprice (2)
Fantasie sur Der Freischutz de Weber, op.14 (2)
Fantasie sur la Dame Blanche, op.3 (3)
Fantasie sur le Don Juan de Mozart, op.51 (3)
Habanera (3)
Homenaje a Rossini, op.2 (2)
Introduction et Tarantelle, op.43 (24)
Introduction et caprice-jota, op.41 (2)
Introduction et fandango, op.40 (2)
Jota Aragonesa, op.27 (5)
Jota de Pablo, op.52 (version for violin and orchestra) (3)
Jota de Pamplona, op.50 (2)
Jota de San Fermin, op.36 (3)
L'Esprit follet, op.48 (2)
La chasse, op.44 (2)
Le Sommeil, op.11 (2)
Le reve, op.53 (2)
Les Adieux, op.9 (2)
Los pajaros de Chile (2)
Malaguena, op.21 (arr. Heifetz) (1)
Malaguena, op.21 (2)
Melodie roumaine, op.47 (3)
Miramar, op.42 (4)
Mosaique de Zampa, op.15 (3)
Moscovienne, op.12 (2)
Muiniera, op.32 (2)
Navarra: Spanish dance for 2 violins and piano, op.33 (with orchestra) (2)
Navarra: Spanish dance for 2 violins and piano, op.33 (7)
Nocturne-Serenade, op.45 (2)
Nouvelle fantaisie sur Faust de Gounod, op.13 (5)
Peteneras, op.35 (3)
Priere et berceuse, op.17 (2)
Reverie, op.4 (2)
Romance et Gavotte de Mignon, op.16 (4)
Romanza andaluza, op.22 (3)
Serenade andalouse, op.10 (2)
Serenade andalouse, op.28 (5)
Souvenir de Domont, op.8 (2)
Souvenirs de Faust (on themes from Gounod's opera) (3)
Spanish dances (2), op.21 (6)
Spanish dances (2), op.22 (10)
Spanish dances (2), op.23 (7)
Spanish dances, op.26 (3)
Viva Sevilla!, op.38 (2)
Zapateado, op.23 (6)
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Zigeunerweisen, op.20 (arr. Enescu) (1)
Zigeunerweisen, op.20 (trans. flute) (1)
Zigeunerweisen, op.20 (62)
Zortzico d'Iparraguirre, op.39 (3)

Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (10 March 1844 – 20 September 1908) was a Spanish violinist and composer of the Romantic period.

Sarasate's own compositions are mainly show-pieces designed to demonstrate his exemplary technique. Perhaps the best known of his works is Zigeunerweisen (1878), a work for violin and orchestra. Another piece, the Carmen Fantasy (1883), also for violin and orchestra, makes use of themes from Georges Bizet's opera Carmen. 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. He also made arrangements of a number of other composers' work for violin, and composed sets of variations on "potpourris" drawn from operas familiar to his audiences, such as his Fantasia on La forza del destino (his Opus 1), his "Souvenirs of Faust", or his variations on themes from Die Zauberflöte. In 1904 he made a small number of recordings.

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