This Week's
   Complimentary Track

   Search Options


Get Download Manager Now
Feedback
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
 

Classicsonline Home » Artists » » Kreisler, Fritz

 Update me on new releases by Kreisler

Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962)


Kreisler was, without doubt, one of the most famous violinists of all time, dominating the world’s stage until the 1930s and surviving even Jascha Heifetz’s explosive début of 1917, audiences remaining loyal to Kreisler’s warmth of tone and arresting musical personality. Feted by many as a pioneer of the so-called continuous vibrato (i.e. used as a constituent part of his tone, applied to passagework as much as to long melodic notes), Kreisler was not without his detractors in his early years. In 1896, when he auditioned for the Vienna Hofoper Orchestra, Arnold Rosé, twelve years his senior, rejected him on the grounds that he was unable to sight read—a reason that seems far less plausible than the possibility that Rosé, espousing an older German performance aesthetic (not unlike Joachim’s), considered Kreisler’s playing inartistic and perhaps even felt threatened by his easy but devastatingly effective tonal charms. In spite, or perhaps because, of Ysaÿe giving Kreisler a standing ovation at his Berlin première, Joachim was cool in his reception of the young virtuoso who in many ways epitomised the qualities of the Franco-Belgian school that Joachim criticised. Most certainly he disagreed with what he considered an abuse of the vibrato and when Kreisler filled in for an accompanist in Joachim’s class the master failed to mention Kreisler’s violin performance, preferring instead to compliment him on his piano playing!

more....





Discography


Page :    1   2   3


Christmas New Releases



 

Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.
Classicsonline.com – Your Classical Music Download Source
8:08:02 AM Sunday, December 21, 2014  -207-