Fritz Kreisler

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Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962) was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most famous violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound which was immediately recognizable as his own. Although he derived in many respects from the Franco-Belgian school, his style is nonetheless reminiscent of the gemütlich (cozy) lifestyle of pre-war Vienna.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Kreisler - Paganini Fritz Kreisler, Niccolò Paganini; Yo‐Yo Ma, Patricia Zander 2
1987 Con Amore Brahms, Kreisler, Elgar; Kyung Wha Chung 2
1991 The Kreisler Album Fritz Kreisler; Itzhak Perlman 1
1995 The Complete RCA Recordings (Disc 1) Fritz Kreisler 1
1997 Violin Sonatas Beethoven, Grieg, Schubert; Kreisler, Rachmaninoff 3
2000 The Complete Concerto Recordings, Volume 3 J.S. Bach, Mozart, Kreisler; Fritz Kreisler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2002 Fritz Kreisler (violin: James Ehnes, piano: Eduard Laurel) Fritz Kreisler 1
2002 Homage to Fritz Kreisler Fritz Kreisler; Alfredo Campoli, Eric Gritton, Norihko Wada 1
2004 Viennese Rhapsody Fritz Kreisler; Leonidas Kavakos, Péter Nagy 1
2005 Russian and Slavonic Miniatures Fritz Kreisler; Nicolas Koeckert, Milana Chernyavska 1
2014 Violin Music Fritz Kreisler; Jack Liebeck, Katya Apekisheva 1
Original Compositions & Arrangements Fritz Kreisler 1
The Art of Yulian Sitkovetsky, Volume 1 J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, G. Tartini, F. Kreisler, N. Paganini; Yulian Sitkovetsky 1
The Kreisler Album Fritz Kreisler; Joshua Bell, Paul Coker 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 The 1926 & 1927 Victor recordings: Favourite short pieces (feat. piano: Carl Lamson) Fritz Kreisler 1
1994 The Romantic Album Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Kreisler; Yo‐Yo Ma 1
1997 Kreisler Plays Kreisler Fritz Kreisler 2
1998 Kennedy plays Kreisler Kreisler; Kennedy 1
2000 The Complete Concerto Recordings, Volume 1 Beethoven, Mendelssohn; Fritz Kreisler, Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Leo Blech 1
2001 The Complete Concerto Recordings, Volume 4 Bruch, Brahms; Fritz Kreisler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli, Eugene Goossens 1
2003 The Great Violinists Yehudi Menuhin, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Albert Sammons, Maud Powell 1
2010 The Complete Recordings, Volume 2 Fritz Kreisler 1
Encores Fritz Kreisler 1
Virtuoso Violin Bach, Beethoven, Kreisler, Massenet, Paganini, Ravel; Grumiaux, Kennedy, Kremer, Oistrakh, Perlman, Shaham 1

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