Fritz Kreisler

1875 - 1962

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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 523,288 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Fritz Kreisler is the 120th most popular musician (down from 114th in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Austria (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 5th 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 120 out of 2,675Before him are Cliff Richard, Ravi Shankar, Bill Evans, Neil Young, James Last, and Till Lindemann. After him are Tony Iommi, Don Shirley, Compay Segundo, Pete Best, Arnaut Daniel, and Ray Manzarek.

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Among people born in 1875, Fritz Kreisler ranks 17Before him are Aleister Crowley, Ibn Saud, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Vallabhbhai Patel. After him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Marie of Romania, Giovanni Gentile, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Antonio Machado, and Edgar Wallace. Among people deceased in 1962, Fritz Kreisler ranks 20Before him are Princess Marie Bonaparte, Auguste Piccard, Stuart Sutcliffe, Michael Curtiz, Hans Luther, and Vasily Stalin. After him are Natalia Goncharova, Charles Laughton, C. Wright Mills, René Coty, Therese Neumann, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritz Kreisler ranks 162 out of 1,075Before him are Michael Haydn (1737), Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria (1751), Hermann Oberth (1894), Hermann Broch (1886), and Maria Mandl (1912). After him are Albert III, Duke of Austria (1349), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Richard Kuhn (1900), Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1558), and Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Fritz Kreisler ranks 5Before him are Franz Liszt (1811), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), and Karl Thomas Mozart (1784). After him are Joseph Joachim (1831), Anton Diabelli (1781), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Joe Zawinul (1932), Friedrich Gulda (1930), and Paul Badura-Skoda (1927).