Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962) was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most noted violin masters of his 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.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 2nd, 1875 (Vienna), Died January 29th, 1962 (NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, arranger, composer, piano
Recordings (Results 376-400 of 504 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||98281||12-in.||6/15/1926||Chanson arabe||Emanuel Bay ; Toscha Seidel||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Columbia||98402||12-in.||10/13/1927||Slavonic dance in E minor||Emanuel Bay ; Toscha Seidel||Violin and piano duet||arranger|
|Columbia||98451||12-in.||2/3/1928||Grave||Naoum Blinder ; Valentin Pavlovsky||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98504||12-in.||4/28/1928||Caprice viennois||Naoum Blinder ; Valentin Pavlovsky||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98505||12-in.||4/28/1928||Variations on a theme by Corelli||Naoum Blinder ; Valentin Pavlovsky||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98563||12-in.||6/29/1928||Liebesfreud||Efrem Zimbalist||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98566||12-in.||6/29/1928||Liebeslied||Efrem Zimbalist||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98688||12-in.||4/1/1930||Tempo di minuetto||Georges Enesco ; S. Schlüssel||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Columbia||98699||12-in.||5/19/1930||Liebesfreud||Efrem Zimbalist||Violin solo||composer|
|OKeh||218||10-in.||approximately July 1918||Schön Rosmarin||Joe Green||Xylophone solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Brunswick||1109||10-in.||approximately mid-1917||Praeludium and allegro||Helen Jeffrey||Violin solo||arranger|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 5182-a]||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1917||The old refrain||Ellen Keller||Violin solo||arranger|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 20284-a]||12-in.||approximately late 1918||Caprice viennois||Elias Breeskin||Violin solo||composer|
|Brunswick||4513||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1920||La gitana||Max Rosen||Violin solo||composer|
|Brunswick||4642||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1920||The old refrain||Elias Breeskin||Violin solo||arranger|
|Brunswick||4983||10-in.||approximately Jan. 1921||The old refrain||Elias Breeskin ; Arthur Loesser||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Brunswick||5145||10-in.||approximately Mar. 1921||Serenade espagnole||Elias Breeskin||Violin solo||arranger|
|Brunswick||3881-3883||10-in.||approximately July 1920||La gitana||Frederic Persson ; Max Rosen||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||4180-4181||10-in.||approximately Sept. 1920||Mazurka in A minor||Max Rosen||Violin solo||arranger|
|Brunswick||5603-5604||10-in.||approximately May 1921||Spanish dance||Frederic Persson ; Max Rosen||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Brunswick||X12294-X12295||12-in.||1/15/1924||Humoreske||Fredric Fradkin||Violin solo, with orchestra||arranger|
|Brunswick||12363-12365||10-in.||1/23/1924||Humoreske||Fredric Fradkin||Violin solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||12440-12442||10-in.||2/4/1924||La gitana||Max Rosen||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||X12472-X12474||12-in.||2/6/1924||Humoreske||Fredric Fradkin||Violin solo, with orchestra||arranger|
|Brunswick||12557-12558||10-in.||2/18/1924||La gitana||Max Rosen||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kreisler, Fritz," accessed May 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103033.
Kreisler, Fritz. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103033.
"Kreisler, Fritz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 May 2021.
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