Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86

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Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition – aged 86.

He is widely regarded as one of the finest violinists of all time – remembered for his characteristic sweet tone, charm and expressive phrasing.

He composed a number of solo encore works for violin and piano, including “Liebesleid” and “Liebesfreud”, plus two operettas, a string quartet – and virtuosic solo cadenzas for Brahms’, Beethoven’s and Paganini’s Violin Concertos.

 

FRITZ KREISLER & FRANZ RUPP | LIEBESLEID

 

FRITZ KREISLER & FRANZ RUPP | SCHON ROSMARIN

 

FRITZ KREISLER & FRANZ RUPP | DVORAK | HUMORESQUE OP. 101, NO. 7

 

 

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