Kreisler: The Complete Recordings Volume 1

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Kreisler: The Complete Recordings Volume 1

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Naxos

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8112053
(8.112053)

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th Sept 2009

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0636943205372

Length:

72 minutes

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CD

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Kreisler: The Complete Recordings Volume 1


I Gramophone and Typewriter Ltd., Berlin 1904 with piano accompaniment

Bach, J.S. (arr. Kreisler): Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 I: Prelude in E; Bach, J.S. (arr. Wilhelmj): Orchestral Suite in No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 II: Air on the G String; Tchaikovsky (arr. Kreisler): Souvenir de Hapsal Op. 2 No. 3: Chant sans paroles; Sulzer: Sarabande Op. 8; François Schubert: L’abeille (The Bee) Op. 13, No. 9

II Victor Talking Machine Company, New York City May 1910 with George Falkenstein, piano

Smetana: From My Homeland: No. 2: Andantino ‘Bohemian Fantasy’; Foster (arr. Kreisler): Old Folks at Home; Kreisler: Caprice viennois in G flat, Op. 2 3:2 Dvorák: Humoresque in G flat, Op. 101: No. 7 in G flat; Massenet (arr. Martin Marsick): Thaïs: Méditation (1); Méditation (2); Kreisler: Tambourin chinois; Liebesleid; Liebesfreud (1); Liebesfreud (2); Smetana: From My Homeland: No. 2: Andantino ‘Bohemian Fantasy’; Brahms (arr. Joachim): Hungarian Dance No. 5; Kreisler: Variations on a Theme of Corelli; Caprice viennois, Op. 2; Schubert (arr. Kreisler): Moments musicaux, D.780; Rameau (arr. Kreisler): Les fêtes d’Hébé: Tambourin; Tchaikovsky (arr. Kreisler): Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2: Chant sans paroles; Cottenet: Chanson – Méditation; Bach, J.S. (arr. Kreisler): Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006


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This disc brings together recordings made in 1904 and 1910 which, despite the recording industry’s infancy and the extraordinary limitations placed on the musicians, are amazingly good in both artistic and technical terms.

Engineer: Ward Marston

Fritz Kreisler: Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (arr. F. Kreisler)

Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio (arr. F. Kreisler)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air (arr. for violin and piano)

Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" (arr. A. Wilhemj)

Fritz Kreisler: Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2 (arr. F. Kreisler)

Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2: No. 3. Chant sans paroles (arr. F. Kreisler) (1904 recording)

Joseph Sulzer: Sarabande, Op. 8

Sarabande, Op. 8

Franz Francois Schubert: 12 Bagatelles, Op. 13

12 Bagatelles, Op. 13: No. 9. L'abeille (The Bee)

Bedrich Smetana: Z domoviny (From the Homeland)

Z domoviny (From the Homeland): No. 2. Andantino, "Bohemian Fantasy" (take 1)

Fritz Kreisler: Old Folks at Home (arr. F. Kreisler)

Old Folks at Home (arr. F. Kreisler)

Fritz Kreisler: Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (u)

Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (take 2)

Fritz Kreisler: 8 Humoresques, Op. 101: No. 7 in G flat major (arr. F. Kreisler)

8 Humoresques, Op. 101: No. 7 in G flat major (arr. F. Kreisler)

Martin Pierre Marsick: Thais (arr. M. P. Marsick)

Thais, Act II: Meditation (arr. M.P. Marsick) (take 2)

Thais, Act II: Meditation (arr. M.P. Marsick) (take 3)

Fritz Kreisler: Tambourin chinois, Op. 3 (u)

Tambourin chinois, Op. 3

Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid

Liebesleid

Fritz Kreisler: Liebesfreud

Liebesfreud (take 1)

Liebesfreud (take 2)

Z domoviny (From the Homeland)

Z domoviny (From the Homeland): No. 2. Andantino, "Bohemian Fantasy" (take 2)

Joseph Joachim: 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (arr. J. Joachim)

21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 5 in G minor (original in F sharp minor) (arr. J. Joachim)

Fritz Kreisler: Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the style of Tartini

Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the Style of Tartini

Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (u)

Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (take 3)

Fritz Kreisler: 6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780 (arr. F. Kreisler)

6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 3 in F minor (arr. F. Kreisler)

Fritz Kreisler: Les fetes d'Hebe (arr. F. Kreisler)

Les fetes d'Hebe: Tambourin (arr. F. Kreisler)

Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2 (arr. F. Kreisler)

Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2: No. 3. Chant sans paroles (arr. F. Kreisler) (1910 recording)

Fritz Kreisler: Chanson meditation (arr. F. Kreisler for violin and piano)

Chanson meditation (arr. F. Kreisler)

Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (arr. F. Kreisler)

Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en rondeau (arr. F. Kreisler)

BBC Music Magazine

February 2010

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“Courtesy of exemplary Ward Marston transcriptions, these century-old recordings fully convey Kreisler's inimitable artistry.”

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