The Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908) is one of the most fascinating personalities among the 19th-century virtuosos. The child prodigy received violin lessons at the age of five, gave his first concert three years later and, at the age of twelve, went to attend the renowned Paris Conservatoire. With his brilliant playing and smooth violin sound he took the concert halls of Europe and America by storm. Famous colleagues such as Saint-Saëns, Lalo or Bruch wrote solo works for him. He too composed effective solos for his own use. His 'Zigeunerweisen' are a firm part of the virtuoso repertoire. The present collection unites unknown and well-known works by Sarasate, original works and arrangements – real treats and virtuoso fodder.