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Introduction et Tarantelle op. 43

Violin and Piano

By Pablo de Sarasate

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Violin and Piano. Composed by Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908). Edited by Friedemann Eichhorn and Wolfgang Birtel. Arranged by Friedemann Eichhorn. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Violin Library. Classical. Softcover. Op. 43. 26 pages. Schott Music #VLB 169. Published by Schott Music (HL.49019373).

Item Number: HL.49019373

9x12 inches. Fing. ed. Wolfgang Birtel; bowings: Friedemann Eichhorn.

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908), undoubtedly, is one of the most important and most successful violin virtuosos of the second half of the 19th century and has become immortal through his virtuoso and highly expressive bravura pieces in the world of violin playing. His concert programme mostly consisted of his own compositions, even if quite a few works had been dedicated to him by fellow composers and tailor-made for him: for example, 'Symphonie espagnole' by Lalo, 'Scottish Fantasia' by Bruch and violin works by Saint-Saens and Wieniawski. In 1899 Sarasate composed one of his most popular, non-Spanish pieces, 'Introduction & Tarantella' Op. 43, which was published in the following year, even in a version with orchestra accompaniment. The tarantella, a folk dance in 6/8 metre, comes from southern Italy and has developed from dance tunes played in Apulia for people suffering from tarantism. According to popular belief, the bite of a tarantula caused tarantism which was supposed to be cured by wild dancing. Go and try if Sarasate's salon piece really has medicinal properties!

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