Sauret, Emile, French violinist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Dun-le-Roi, Cher, May 22, 1852; d. London, Feb. 12, 1920. A child prodigy, he appears to have studied with Bériot at the Brussels Cons.; he also claimed to have been a pupil of Vieuxtemps and Wieniawski. He made his London debut at the age of 14, and toured the U.S. in 1872, 1874, 1876, 1877, and 1895. After teaching at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1890–1903), he was on the faculty of the Chicago Musical Coll. (1903–06). Following a sojourn in Geneva and Berlin, he returned to London as a prof. at Trinity Coll. of Music in 1908. In 1873 he married Teresa Carrerño (divorced in 1876). Sauret was a typical representative of the French school of violin playing, distinguished by grace, elegance, and excellent taste. He publ, a method, Gradus ad Parnassum du violoniste.
violin and orch .: Souvenir de Moscou, Rapsodie russe, Rapsodie suédoise, Farfalla, and Elégie et Rondo. violin and piano : Feuilles d’album, Pensées fugitives, Scènes champêtres, 20 grandes études, 12 études artistiques, 24 études-caprices. OTHER : About 25 transcriptions.
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