Thursday, March 05, 2009

Emile Sauret Card de Visite. French Composer.

Émile Sauret CdV. Photo by Joseph Rziwanek in Wien.

Émile Sauret (22 May 1852, Dun-le-Roi, France - 12 February 1920, London) was a French violinist and composer. Sauret wrote over 100 violin pieces, including a famous cadenza for the first movement of Niccolò Paganini's First Violin Concerto and the "Gradus ad Parnassum" (1894).

He began European tours at the age of eight. Sauret made his American debut in 1872. Liszt performed sonatas with him. In 1873, Sauret married Teresa Carreño (1853-1917), the Venezuelan pianist and composer.