Sarasate, Pablo de

Sarasate, Pablo de pä´blō ᵺā säräsä´tā [key], 1844–1908, Spanish violin virtuoso. He made difficult arrangements that displayed his brilliant technique and wrote violin pieces that effectively popularized what came to be known as the Spanish idiom. His most popular composition was Zigeunerweisen. Lalo, Bruch, and Saint-Saëns wrote concertos for him.

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