Sarasate (y Navascuéz), Pablo (Martín Melitón) de
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(b Pamplona, March 10, 1844; d Biarritz, Sept 20, 1908). Spanish violinist and composer. The son of a military bandmaster, he began to play the violin at the age of five and gave his first public performance when he was eight. His precocity aroused such interest that he received sponsorship from the Condesa Espoz y Mina to study in Madrid with M.R. Sáez. Aided by Queen Isabella, he commenced studies with Delphin Alard at the Paris Conservatoire in ...