|Pablo de Sarasate by Whistler|
|The familiar figure of Sarasate |
caricatured as a "Man of the Day" Vanity Fair, 1889
With many prizes already under his belt, Sarasate first performed in London as a teenager in 1861. Constance was still a baby, and Sarasate's best-known compositions wouldn't come until much later: Zigeunerweisen (1878), and the Carmen Fantasy (1883).
Suffering from chronic bronchitis, Sarasate died in France in 1908. Bequeathed to the Musée de la Musique, his violin, made by Antonio Stradivari in 1724, now bears his name as the Sarasate Stradivarius. The Real Conservatorio Superior de Música, Madrid, own his second Stradivari, the Boissier, made in 1713.
I just wonder if Constance ever wished Oscar had a mustache like Sarasate's.
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