We know Sherlock Holmes enjoyed music. From his own violin playing
to a few mentions of concerts he attended, he often escaped from
the woes of the world and the problems he was trying to solve
In "The Adventure of the Red Headed League," he says "Sarasate
plays at St. James's Hall this afternoon," and he and Watson make
their way to the concert, where Holmes clearly enjoyed himself,
"wrapped in the most perfect happiness, gently waving his long,
thin fingers in time to the music."
But what do we know about Sarasate? Who was this performer who was
able to distract Holmes for a few hours?