A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Lasserre, Jules

1572570A Dictionary of Music and Musicians — Lasserre, JulesThomas Percy Hudson

LASSERRE, Jules, eminent violoncellist, was born at Tarbes July 29, 1838, entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1852, where he gained the second prize in 1853 and the first prize in 1855. When the popular concerts of Pasdeloup were first started, he was appointed solo violoncellist; he has also played with great success in the principal towns of France. During 1859 he was solo cellist at the Court of Madrid, and travelled through Spain. In 1869 he came to reside permanently in England, since which time he has played principal violoncello under Sir Michael Costa and at the Musical Union. Lasserre has written various compositions both for his own instrument and for the violin Etudes, Fantasies, Romances, Tarantelles, Transcriptions, a violoncello 'Method,' etc., etc.