Fritz Kreisler

1875 - 1962

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Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962) was an Austrian-born American violinist and composer. One of the most noted violin masters of his day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound which was immediately recognizable as his own. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Kreisler has received more than 710,249 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Fritz Kreisler is the 130th most popular musician (down from 114th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from Austria (down from 160th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Austrian Musician.

Fritz Kreisler is most famous for his violin playing. He was born in Vienna, Austria and was one of the most celebrated violinists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Among musicians, Fritz Kreisler ranks 130 out of 3,175Before him are Cyndi Lauper, Gary Moore, Nat King Cole, Jacqueline du Pré, Mike Oldfield, and Neil Peart. After him are Pete Best, Ronnie Wood, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Fernando Sor, Buddy Holly, and Roger Glover.

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Among people born in 1875, Fritz Kreisler ranks 23Before him are Henry Hallett Dale, John Buchan, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Marie of Romania, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Giovanni Gentile. After him are Paul Landowski, Zhang Zuolin, Antonio Machado, Edgar Wallace, Matthias Erzberger, and D. W. Griffith. Among people deceased in 1962, Fritz Kreisler ranks 19Before him are Hans Luther, Auguste Piccard, Arthur Compton, Vasily Stalin, René Coty, and Princess Marie Bonaparte. After him are Gabriele Münter, Michael Curtiz, Natalia Goncharova, Shunroku Hata, Therese Neumann, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritz Kreisler ranks 168 out of 1,424Before him are Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906), Albert III, Duke of Austria (1349), Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este (1754), Róbert Bárány (1876), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), and Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1558). After him are Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Hermann Oberth (1894), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1718), and Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Fritz Kreisler ranks 4Before him are Franz Liszt (1811), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), and Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871). After him are Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Joseph Joachim (1831), Anton Diabelli (1781), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Joe Zawinul (1932), Friedrich Gulda (1930), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), and Willi Boskovsky (1909).