Famous for his fiery forceful and passionate playing Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate (1844 1908) was equally renowned for the sweetness and purity of his tone and his impeccable technique. His works are steeped in the colorful traditions of his native land drawing upon Spanish airs and dances to display the depth and richness of the violin's capabilities. This practice and performance edition with a separate removable violin part contains three of the composer's best and most challenging pieces for violin and piano: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs); Carmen Fantasy Op. 25 based on the opera by George Bizet; and the exhilaratingIntroduction and Tarantella. Reproduced from authoritative editions these works are essential to the repertoire of all serious violinists.