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Fritz Kreisler: The Charming Maverick

Fritz Kreisler (violin), Thomas Petre (violins), William Primrose (viola), Laurie Kennedy (cello), with Franz Rupp (piano), with Michael Raucheisen (piano), with Arpád Sándor (piano)

Berlin State Opera Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald,...

Listening to these recordings today you can hear his remarkable sound – characterised by an almost constant, but varied vibrato. He tended to avoid using his fourth finger in order to maintain... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    2nd January 2012
  • Gramophone Awards
    2009
    Finalist - Historic Reissue

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Contents

Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218 (Cadenza

Work length26:18
$3.90
$5.10
  • Sir Landon Ronald & His Orchestra, Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Unknown Orchestra
  • Landon Ronald
  • Recorded: 1924-12-02
  • Recording Venue: 1 & 2 Dec, 1924. Room no.1, Hayes, Middlesex

Kreisler): I Allegro

Track length9:11
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Kreisler): II Andante cantabile

Track length8:33
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Kreisler): III Rondo: Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo

Track length8:34
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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Work length44:00
Album only
Album only
  • Staatskapelle Berlin, Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Leo Blech
  • Recorded: 1926-12-16
  • Recording Venue: 14-16 Dec, 1926. Singakademie, Berlin

Kreisler): I. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length23:37
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Kreisler): II. Larghetto -

Track length10:18
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Album only

Kreisler): III. Rondo (Allegro)

Track length10:05
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Album only

Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218 (Cadenza

Work length27:09
$3.90
$5.10
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1937-02-11
  • Recording Venue: 11 Feb, 1937. Abbey Road Studio No.1, London

Kreisler): I Allegro

Track length9:32
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Kreisler): II Andante cantabile

Track length8:31
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Kreisler): III Rondo: Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo

Track length9:06
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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Work length43:52
Album only
Album only
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Recorded: 1936-06-22
  • Recording Venue: 16-17 & 22 June, 1936. Abbey Road Studio No.1, London

Kreisler): I. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length23:04
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Album only

Kreisler): II. Larghetto -

Track length10:41
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Album only

Kreisler): III. Rondo (Allegro)

Track length10:07
Album only
Album only

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Work length25:52
Album only
Album only
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Leo Blech
  • Recorded: 1926-12-10
  • Recording Venue: 9 & 10 Dec, 1926. Singakademie, Berlin

Allegro molto appassionato

Track length11:42
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Andante

Track length7:28
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Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace

Track length6:42
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Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (Cadenza

Work length36:26
Album only
Album only
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Leo Blech
  • Recorded: 1927-11-25
  • Recording Venue: 21, 23 & 25 Nov, 1927. Singakademie, Berlin

Kreisler): I Allegro non troppo (Cadenza: Kreisler)

Track length20:35
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Album only

Kreisler): II Adagio

Track length7:43
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Kreisler): III Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

Track length8:08
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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Work length25:57
Album only
Album only
  • Sir Landon Ronald, Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Landon Ronald
  • Recorded: 1935-04-08
  • Recording Venue: 8 Apr, 1935. Abbey Road Studio No.1, London

Allegro molto appassionato

Track length12:10
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Album only

Andante

Track length6:59
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Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace

Track length6:48
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Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (Cadenza

Work length37:26
Album only
Album only
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Recorded: 1936-06-22
  • Recording Venue: 18 & 22 June, 1936. Abbey Road Studio No.1, London

Kreisler): I Allegro non troppo (Cadenza: Kreisler)

Track length20:59
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Album only

Kreisler): II Adagio

Track length8:26
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Kreisler): III Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

Track length8:01
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Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Work length21:31
$3.90
$5.10
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Eugene Goossens
  • Recorded: 1924-12-30
  • Recording Venue: 29 & 30 Dec, 1924. Room no.1, Hayes

I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -

Track length7:20
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II. Adagio

Track length7:30
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III. Finale (Allegro energico)

Track length6:41
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Kreisler: String Quartet in A minor

Work length26:54
$5.20
$6.80
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1935-04-01
  • Recording Venue: 1 Apr, 1935. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

Fantasia (Moderato)

Track length7:56
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Scherzo (Allegro vivo, con spirito - Molto moderato - Tempo 1)

Track length6:27
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Einleitung und Romanze (Allegretto - Andante con moto)

Track length4:48
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Finale (Allegro molto moderato - Molto moderato - Andante con moto)

Track length7:43
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 No. 1

Work length18:14
$3.90
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  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1935-04-06
  • Recording Venue: 2-4 Apr,1935. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Allegro con brio

Track length6:10
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II. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto) I-IV

Track length7:21
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III. Rondo (Allegro)

Track length4:43
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 12 No. 2

Work length16:53
$3.90
$5.10
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1935-04-06
  • Recording Venue: 2-4 Apr,1935. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Allegro vivace

Track length6:51
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II. Andante, più tosto allegretto

Track length5:38
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III. Allegro piacevole

Track length4:24
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 No. 3

Work length16:12
$3.90
$5.10
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1935-04-06
  • Recording Venue: 2-4 Apr,1935. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Allegro con spirito

Track length5:51
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Adagio con molto espressione

Track length6:07
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Rondo: Allegro molto

Track length4:14
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23

Work length17:52
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$5.10
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1935-04-06
  • Recording Venue: 2-4 Apr,1935. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Presto

Track length3:58
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II. Andante scherzoso più allegretto

Track length8:12
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III. Allegro molto

Track length5:42
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'

Work length20:04
$5.20
$6.80
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1991-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 7 February 1936, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Allegro

Track length6:57
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II. Adagio molto espressivo

Track length5:20
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III. Scherzo (Allegro molto) & Trio

Track length1:10
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IV. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)

Track length6:37
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1

Work length21:21
$3.90
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  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-02-06
  • Recording Venue: 4 & 6 Feb, 1936. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

I. Allegro

Track length7:03
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II. Adagio molto espressivo

Track length6:53
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III. Allegretto con variazioni

Track length7:25
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2

Work length24:15
$5.20
$6.80
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-02-06
  • Recording Venue: 4 & 6 Feb, 1936. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

I. Allegro con brio

Track length7:28
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II. Adagio cantabile

Track length8:34
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III. Scherzo & Trio (Allegro)

Track length3:13
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IV. Finale (Allegro)

Track length5:00
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3

Work length14:10
$3.90
$5.10
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-02-06
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 6 Feb, 1936. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

I. Allegro assai

Track length4:04
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II. Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso

Track length6:54
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III. Allegro vivace

Track length3:12
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer'

Work length32:54
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Album only
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-06-19
  • Recording Venue: 17-19 June,1936. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto

Track length10:55
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II. Andante con variazioni 1-4

Track length13:38
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Album only

III. Finale (Presto)

Track length8:21
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Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Work length22:20
$5.20
$6.80
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-02-20
  • Recording Venue: 19 & 20 Feb,1936. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I. Allegro moderato

Track length7:03
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II. Adagio espressivo

Track length5:32
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III. Scherzo (Allegro ) & Trio

Track length2:06
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IV. Poco allegretto

Track length7:39
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Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Work length3:42
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  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-09-28
  • Recording Venue: 28 September 1936. Electrola Studios, Berlin

Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Work length3:26
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1936-09-28
  • Recording Venue: 28 September 1936. Electrola Studios, Berlin

Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin

Work length2:01
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Kreisler: La Gitana

Work length3:11
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Kreisler: Liebesleid

Work length3:39
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Kreisler: Liebesfreud

Work length3:16
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Bach, J S: Partita No. 3 in E BWV 1006 (2005 Digital Remaster): Gavotte

Work length3:20
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 14th - 15th February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Kreisler: La Précieuse (in the style of Louis Couperin)

Work length3:25
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1930. Beethovensaal, Berlin

Kreisler: Chanson Louis XIII and Pavane (In the style of Couperin)

Work length3:42
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14th February 1930. Beethovensaal, Berlin

Mozart: Serenade No.7 in D, K250 'Haffner' - Rondo

Work length7:37
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 14-15 Feb, 1938. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

Kreisler: Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven

Work length2:32
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Schubert: Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern D797 (2005 Digital Remaster): Ballet in G

Work length3:03
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 13-14 February 1930: Beethovensaal, Berlin, Germany

Weber: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Op. 10 (2005 Digital Remaster): Larghetto

Work length2:43
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$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1930 / Beethovensaal, Berlin

Bach, J S: Sonata No.1 in G minor, BMV1001 - Adagio

Work length4:09
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1926-12-16
  • Recording Venue: 16 Dec, 1926. Singakademie, Berlin

Schumann: Romance in A major Op.94 / 2

Work length3:47
$1.30
$1.70
  • Arpád Sándor (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1927-12-13
  • Recording Venue: 13 Dec, 1927. Electrola Studios, Berlin

Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte No.25 in G, Op.62 No.1 'A May Breeze'

Work length2:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • Arpád Sándor (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1926-12-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 Dec, 1926, Electrola Studios, Berlin

Chopin: Mazurka No. 45 in A minor, Op. 67 No. 4

Work length2:49
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 14-15 Feb, 1938. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

Poldini: Poupée valsante

Work length2:28
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Dvořák: Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7

Work length3:43
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

Work length4:33
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Rimsky Korsakov: Hymn to the Sun

Work length4:04
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 14-15 Feb, 1938. Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

Rimsky Korsakov: Sadko (2005 Digital Remaster): Chanson hindoue

Work length3:17
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Glazunov: Spanish Serenade, Op. 20 No. 2

Work length2:43
$1.30
$1.70
  • Michael Raucheisen (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-13
  • Recording Venue: 13 February 1930. Beethovensaal, Berlin

trad.: The Londonderry Air (arr. Kreisler)

Work length3:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 14 & 15 February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Scott, C: Lotus Land, Op. 47 No. 1 (W183)

Work length4:10
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14th February 1938. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London.

Falla: Jota (No. 4 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Work length2:50
$1.30
$1.70
  • Michael Raucheisen (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 Feb, 1930. Beethovensaal, Berlin

Falla: La Vida breve (2005 Digital Remaster): Danse espagnole No.1

Work length3:32
$1.30
$1.70
  • Franz Rupp (piano), Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1938-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1938. No.3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London.

Brandl: Der liebe Augustin (arr. Kreisler) (2005 Digital Remaster): Du alter Stephansturm (The Old Refrain)

Work length3:15
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 February 1930. Beethovensaal, Berlin

Heuberger: Der Opernball (2005 Digital Remaster): Midnight Bells (Im Chambre séparée)

Work length3:18
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930-02-14
  • Recording Venue: 14 February 1930. Beethovensaal, Berlin

Kreisler: Scherzo (In The Style Of Dittersdorf)

Work length3:26
$1.30
$1.70
  • Recorded: 1935-04-07
  • Recording Venue: 7 April 1935. No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Work length2:34
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1903-02-01
  • Recording Venue: February 1903, Berlin

Kreisler: Aubade Provençale

Work length2:48
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1911-11-06
  • Recording Venue: 6 Nov, 1911. London

Tchaikovsky: Chanson sans paroles in F, Op.2 No.3

Work length2:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • Fritz Kreisler (violin)
  • Recorded: 1903-02-01
  • Recording Venue: February 1903, Berlin