Classics of the Phonograph

Fritz Kreisler

Photo of Fritz Kreisler standing.

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Fritz Kreisler had one of the most beguiling tones and natural sense of phrasing of all 20th century violinists. He began to make acoustic Red Seal records for Victor in 1910, and he became enormously famous. After the turn to electric recording in 1925, he began to record longer works such as concertos. On Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, you will hear some early Kreisler selections as well as his late 1920s recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto while his playing was still at its peak.