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Oct 8, 2016

In Ep. 7, The Life of Fritz Kreisler, Part III finishes the story of the great Fritz Kreisler, from the end of the First World War, through his retirement in 1950, and all the way to the twilight of his life.


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The introductory quotation is from the close of Joseph Szigeti’s autobiography of 1947, 'With Strings Attached' - it is telling how Szigeti ends his own autobiography with a story about Kreisler... Thank you to for all the Kreisler recordings!

All works are performed by Kreisler unless otherwise noted.

1. The World is Waiting for Sunrise - by Ernst Seitz arr. Kreisler (1928) 2. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major op. 61 (cadenza) - by Fritz Kreisler

3. String Quartet in A minor mvt. 2 'Scherzo' - by Fritz Kreisler (1935) - Fritz Kreisler and Thomas Petrie violins, William Primrose viola, Lauri Kennedy cello

4. Sicilliene et Rigaudon (in the style of Francoeur)- by Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz violin

5. Stars in My Eyes from 'Sissy" - by Fritz Kreisler (1946)

6. Songs My Mother Taught Me op. 55 no. 4 - by Antonin Dvorak arr. Kreisler (1928)

7. Beautiful Ohio Waltz - by Mary Earl (1919)

8. Recitative and Scherzo Caprice - by Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz violin

9. Violin Concerto in E minor mvt. 1 - by Felix Mendelssohn

10. Underneath the Stars - by Herbert Spencer (1917)

11. La Gitana - by Fritz Kreisler (1946)