Kreisler, Fritz

Kreisler, Fritz
orig. Friedrich Kreisler

born Feb. 2, 1875, Vienna, Austria
died Jan. 29, 1962, New York, N.Y., U.S.

Austrian violinist and composer.

He entered the Vienna Conservatory at age 7 and finished his musical studies by 12. After touring internationally as a teenager, he quit performing to study medicine. Returning to the violin, he scored successes in Berlin and Vienna (1898). He toured Europe and the U.S. until the start of World War I, and he premiered Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in 1910. After recovering from a war wound, he resumed touring (1919–50). His concert programs frequently included many charming short pieces that he wrote, among them "Viennese Caprice" and "Pretty Rosemary."

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▪ American violinist
born Feb. 2, 1875, Vienna, Austria
died Jan. 29, 1962, New York, N.Y., U.S.
 Austrian-born violinist who was a “secret” composer of short violin pieces.

      At age seven Kreisler entered the Vienna Conservatory, and from 1885 to 1887 he studied composition and violin at the Paris Conservatory. After a successful concert tour of the United States (1888–89), he returned to Vienna to study medicine. He subsequently studied art in Paris and Rome and served as an officer in the Austrian army. In 1899 he returned to the stage as a concert violinist and became one of the most successful virtuosos of his time.

      Kreisler's technique was characterized by an intensive vibrato and an economy in bowing. In 1910 he gave the first performance of Sir Edward Elgar (Elgar, Sir Edward)'s Violin Concerto, dedicated to him. After 1915 he lived mainly in the United States but continued to tour widely in Europe. His concert programs frequently included many short pieces by him, among them “Caprice Viennois” (“Viennese Caprice”) and “Schön Rosmarin” (“Pretty Rosemary”). His Classical Manuscripts, published as his arrangements of works by Antonio Vivaldi, François Couperin, Johann Stamitz, Padre Martini, and others, were admitted in 1935 to be works of his own.

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