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Fritz Kreisler

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 2, 1875 (Vienna), Died January 29, 1962 (NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, arranger, composer, piano

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Recordings (Results 526-527 of 527 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WAX2728 12-in. either April or May 1927 Danse orientale Arthur Catterall Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) WL675 10-in. between September and December 1927 Danse espagnole René Bénédetti ; Maurice Faure Violin solo, with piano arranger  
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