FRITZ KREISLER by Louis P. Lochner


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A typical musician's biography in its gemuflech style of presentation, this has the importance of being the first biography of the famous violinist and composer. A long and very complete work, it delves in full detail into all phases of Kreisler's life--his early-developed understanding of music; his teachers, Massart and Delibes; his famous associates in the Vienna of the '90's, Brahms and others; his marriage to a strong-willed American red-head; the hysteria of 1914-18; various tours to all parts of the world; his tragic automobile accident and the more recent years. Appendices of bibliography; list of compositions, transcriptions, etc.; discography.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1950
Publisher: Macmillan