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KREISLER, Fritz: Complete Recordings, Vol. 4 (1916-1919)

Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicConcertos
Catalogue 8.111384
Label Naxos Historical
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The 1916–19 period saw Fritz Kreisler at his peak as an artist, although the shadow cast by America’s entrance to World War One in 1917 forced him to cancel numerous concerts. The improved fidelity possible by 1916 saw Kreisler making substitutes of his earlier American recordings, including his own Liebesfreud. Amongst an abundance of technical marvels, Kreisler’s superb ‘parlando’ bowing is demonstrated in Granados’s Spanish Dance. The string quartet recordings include a fine Andante cantabile by Tchaikovsky, and persuasive performances with small orchestra in 1917 include Beautiful Ohio which would later be adopted as the state’s official song. After the Armistice, Kreisler was able to return to the studio in



Review By Roberto Andrade,Scherzo,April 2013


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