Hommage à Fritz Kreisler

Hommage à Fritz Kreisler

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Hommage à Fritz Kreisler
Barnabás Kelemen (violin) & Zoltán Kocsis (piano)
2017 © BMC Records #250

Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962) would likely be satisfied with the reception of his works even today. He wrote several operettes, countless songs and even a string quartet, but never touted himself as an important composer; nevertheless, he made a huge contribution to the broadening of the violin repertoire with his transcriptions, arrangements, his part in performing them, and, last but not least, his own original works.
1. Tambourin chinois, Op. 3
2. Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane (in the style of Louis Couperin)
3. Allegretto (in the style of Luigi Boccherini)
4. Dvořák-Kreisler: Slavonic Dance, No. 2
5. Balogh-Kreisler: Dirge of the North
6. Liebesleid
7. Liebesfreud
8. Schön Rosmarin
9. Syncopation
10. Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven
11. Dvořák-Kreisler: Indian Lament
12. Marche miniature viennoise
13. Dvořák-Kreisler: Humoreske, Op. 101, No. 7
14. La Gitana (Arabic-Spanish Gypsy-Song from the 18th century)
15. Gypsy Caprice
16. Tchaikovsky-Kreisler: Andante cantabile, Op. 11 (from the Quartet in D)
17. Toy Soldier’s March
18. Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6
19. Heuberger-Kreisler: Midnight Bells (Der Opernball)
20. Caprice viennois, Op. 2
21. Praeludium und Allegro (in the style of Gaetano Pugnani)

«This collection is superb on its own terms […] Lovely, life-enhancing stuff, and an upbeat farewell to a great pianist.» (Graham Rickson in