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Pablo de Sarasate

(Pamplona, 10 March 1844 - Biarritz, 20 September 1908).
He was a violinist and Spanish composer.
He studied in Madrid and Paris and began as a violinist in London at the age of seventeen, starting from that moment a brilliant career.
Edouard Lalo dedicated him the Symphonie espagnole and Bruch the Schottische phantasie. He had a brilliant repertoire composed of whims, paraphrases, dances and drew on popular themes that varied. Even his great communicative skills, combined with extraordinary technical mastery, contributed to his fame that was universal. He used two Stradivarios of 1711 and 1724 for his concerts.