SARASATE, PABLO DE

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SARASATE, PABLO DE - Spanish Violin Virtuoso, Pablo de Sarasate, Praises an American Singer
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SARASATE, PABLO DE - Spanish Violin Virtuoso, Pablo de Sarasate, Praises an American Singer

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SARASATE, PABLO DE. (1844-1908). Spanish violin virtuoso and composer. ALS. (“Sarasate”). 1p. 8vo. N.p., November 30, 1883 (?). To a gentleman, in French, with a translation.

 

“I am writing to recommend Mademoiselle Huntington who sang in my concert here last night with great success. Listen to her, she has a beautiful voice, and I think she will do really well with you…”

 

A child prodigy, Sarasate became world famous after a series of concert tours in the late 1850s. His “playing was distinguished by a tone of unsurpassed sweetness and purity, coloured by a vibrato somewhat broader than usual at that time and produced with a ‘frictionless’ bow stroke,” (The New Grove Dictionary). Saint-Saëns, Dvorák and Max Bruch all composed music especially for him. Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, his popular gypsy style fantasy composed in 1878, is “still an indispensable item in the virtuoso repertory,” (ibid.).

 

American contralto Agnes Huntington (later Cravath) (1862-?) studied in Dresden under Italian Bel Canto teacher Giovanni Battista Lamperti from 1880-1883 and made her debut in Dresden in 1884, though our letter may refer to an earlier concert appearance. After her Dresden debut and a subsequent appearance Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, “later appearances were in Stuttgart with Joseph Joachim (renowned violinist), then with Pablo Sarasate (famous Spanish violinist),” (Woman's Who’s who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of ContemporaryWomen of the United States and Canada 1914-1915, ed. Leonard). She enjoyed an illustrious career, touring throughout Europe and the United States prior to her marriage and retirement from the stage in 1892.

 

Framed with a portrait of Sarasate. Folded once and in fine condition; not examined out of the frame.

 


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