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 101-125 of 504 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-17120||10-in.||2/7/1916||Scherzo||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-17171||10-in.||2/16/1916||Liebesfreud||Charles Kellogg||Whistling solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-17653||12-in.||5/10/1916||For all eternity||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with piano and violin||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-17654||10-in.||5/10/1916||Serenade||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with piano and violin||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-17655||10-in.||5/10/1916||Barcarolle||Fritz Kreisler ; John McCormack ; Edwin Schneider||Tenor vocal solo, with piano and violin||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||C-17671||12-in.||5/11/1916||Andante cantabile||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with string quartet||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-17672||10-in.||5/11/1916||Cradle song 1915||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with harp, bells, and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-17753||10-in.||5/29/1916||Minuet||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with string quartet||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-17754||10-in.||5/29/1916||Rondino on a theme by Beethoven||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with string quartet||composer, instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-17755||10-in.||5/29/1916||Adagietto||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with string quartet [trio]||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-19321||10-in.||3/1/1917||Underneath the stars||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-19322||10-in.||3/1/1917||Poor Butterfly||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-19323||10-in.||3/1/1917||Rosamunde : Ballet music||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with orchestra||arranger, instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-19324||10-in.||7/16/1917||Dream of youth||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with harp and orchestra||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||C-19324||12-in.||3/1/1917||Viennese dream||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-19325||10-in.||3/1/1917||Bonnie Earl of Murray||Reinhold Warlich||Male vocal solo, with piano||arranger, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||B-19326||10-in.||3/1/1917||The piper o' Dundee||Reinhold Warlich||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano, arranger|
|Victor||B-19327||10-in.||3/1/1917||Leezy Lindsay||Reinhold Warlich||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano, arranger|
|Victor||B-19555||10-in.||4/4/1917||The old refrain||Julia Culp||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-20333||10-in.||7/11/1917||Paraphrase on Minuet||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with orchestra||arranger, instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-20339||10-in.||7/16/1917||Polichinelle||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with celeste and orchestra||composer, instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||B-22271||10-in.||10/3/1918||Sicilienne and rigaudon||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-22274||10-in.||10/4/1918||Caprice no. 20||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-22275||10-in.||10/4/1918||Minuet||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-22863||10-in.||5/21/1919||Beautiful Ohio||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, violin|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kreisler, Fritz," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103033.
Kreisler, Fritz. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103033.
"Kreisler, Fritz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.
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