Welcome to this website devoted to the latest research into the life and works of the renowned nineteenth century violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer, Émile Sauret.
Sauret carved himself an enviable reputation during his lifetime. Sometimes described as a successor to Paganini, he was acclaimed by some of the greatest musicians of his era, including Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Sarasate. Today, however, Sauret’s work seems very little known, and he is predominantly remembered by violinists for the fiendishly difficult cadenza he composed to Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1.
In the process of collecting a plethora of information on Émile Sauret as part of my doctoral research at the Royal Academy of Music (2016-2021), the more I stumbled on websites of Sauret's contemporaries, the more I felt he needed an independent identity in the digital age.
Thus, www.emilesauret.co.uk is born, out of a labour of love and a sense of obligation to reanimate our relationship with Émile Sauret in the present day.
Dr Nazrin Rashidova
PhD, MMus, DipRAM, BMus (Hons), LRAM
www.nazrin.co.uk | www.femusa.co.uk
All material on this website is copyrighted and extracted from my doctoral research.
Photographs of Emile Sauret on the Home and About pages provided by kind permission of the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.