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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 601,780 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Fritz Kreisler is the 114th most popular musician (up from 120th in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from Austria (up from 162nd 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 114 out of 2,662Before him are Nadia Boulanger, Lady Gaga, Don Shirley, Ravi Shankar, Andrés Segovia, and Bernard Haitink. After him are Benny Goodman, John Bonham, Ronnie Wood, Jascha Heifetz, Chick Corea, and Neil Young.

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Among people born in 1875, Fritz Kreisler ranks 20Before him are Mikhail Kalinin, Marie of Romania, Vallabhbhai Patel, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Gilbert N. Lewis, and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. After him are Henry Hallett Dale, Paul Landowski, Giovanni Gentile, Antonio Machado, John Buchan, and D. W. Griffith. Among people deceased in 1962, Fritz Kreisler ranks 19Before him are Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Vasily Stalin, Natalia Goncharova, and Hans Luther. After him are Stuart Sutcliffe, René Coty, Michael Curtiz, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, C. Wright Mills, and Therese Neumann.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritz Kreisler ranks 160 out of 1,237Before him are Hermann Broch (1886), Maria Mandl (1912), Franz Stangl (1908), Helmut Marko (1943), Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (1842), and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1718). After him are Róbert Bárány (1876), Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (1529), Edward Bernays (1891), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), Lothar Rendulic (1887), and Alois Brunner (1912).

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), Joe Zawinul (1932), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Friedrich Gulda (1930), and Willi Boskovsky (1909).