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 it 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 Perlman Edition: The Kreisler Album Kreisler; Perlman, Sanders 2
1995 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Kreisler: Concerto in the Style of Vivaldi Vivaldi, Kreisler; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Gil Shaham 4
1995 The Complete RCA Recordings (Disc 1) Fritz Kreisler 1
1997 Violin Sonatas Beethoven, Grieg, Schubert; Kreisler, Rachmaninoff 3
1999 Souvenirs Dvořák, Bach, Kreisler, Massenet; Kyung Wha Chung 2
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
2009 Devil’s Trills Kreisler, Sarasate, Schubert, Tartini, Tchaikovsky, Vitali, Wieniawski; Nemanja Radulović, Devil’s Trills 1
2014 Violin Music Fritz Kreisler; Jack Liebeck, Katya Apekisheva 1
Beethoven: Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven; Fritz Kreisler, Leo Blech, Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin 1
en miroir: Dans un caractère populaire Georges Enesco, Maurice Ravel, Maurice Emmanuel, Fritz Kreisler; Patrick Bismuth, Anne Gaels 1
Kreisler, Quartet; Korngold, Quartet No. 3 Kreisler / Korngold 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 Fritz Kreisler Edition, Volume 2. '1929: Between London and Berlin' Rare Recordings from the Twenties Fritz Kreisler 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 Fritz Kreisler 1
1994 The Romantic Album Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Kreisler; Yo‐Yo Ma 1
1995 The Complete RCA Recordings Fritz Kreisler 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 Virtuoso Violin Bach, Beethoven, Kreisler, Massenet, Paganini, Ravel; Grumiaux, Kennedy, Kremer, Oistrakh, Perlman, Shaham 2
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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 46: The Final Recital Franck, Strauss, Bach, Debussy, Kreisler, Ravel, Rachmaninoff; Heifetz 1

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