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The Great Composers Podcast - a classical music podcast

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Jul 31, 2016

In Ep. 5, The Life of Fritz Kreisler, pt. I tells the story of Vienna's greatest violinist, Fritz Kreisler, from birth to his marriage in the beginning of the 20th century. His rise to fame was an eventful one and we will see him grow from a normal little boy into a first rate wunderkind. Following the glories of his youth, Kreisler will give up the violin to pursue the medical arts and also do a bit of soldering. But in the end, the call of music was too great and he set his sights once more on a career as a virtuoso violinist.


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Works performed in the episode and their performers are...

Liebeslied by Fritz Kreisler performed beautifully by Emanuel Salvador -

Symphony no. 3 - Scherzo by Anton Bruckner - unnamed European Orchestra -

Flower Duet from Lakme by Leo Delibes performed by - Mosaica -

Beethoven Violin Concerto mvt. 1 - unknown performer -

Brahms Violin Concerto mvt. 3 performed by Fritz Kreisler himself! -