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The prized pupil of both Bruckner and Massenet, Vienna-born violinist Fritz Kreisler made his U.S. debut at age 13. As the 20th century approached, it was clear that the classical world had one its most brilliant new soloists, and a wonderful composer as well; here are 10 CDs of his most celebrated performances and pieces. His own String Quartet in A Minor; La Precieuse , and Tambourin Chinois join Violin Concerto in D Mozart; Violin Concerto in E Minor Mendelssohn; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Bruch; Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Beethoven, and more.


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Disc 1:

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  1. Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K218 (Cadenza: Kreisler): I AllegroFritz Kreisler/Sir Landon Ronald & his orchestra 9:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K218 (Cadenza: Kreisler): II Andante CantabileFritz Kreisler/Sir Landon Ronald & his orchestra 8:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K218 (Cadenza: Kreisler): III Rondo: Andante Grazioso - Allegro Ma Non TroppoFritz Kreisler/Sir Landon Ronald & his orchestra 8:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Concerto In D Op. 61 (Cadenza: Kreisler): I. Allegro Ma Non TroppoFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra23:37Album Only
  5. Violin Concerto In D Op. 61 (Cadenza: Kreisler): II. LarghettoFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra10:18Album Only
  6. Violin Concerto In D Op. 61 (Cadenza: Kreisler): III. Rondo (Allegro)Fritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra10:05Album Only


Disc 2:

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  1. Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K218 (Cadenza: Kreisler): I AllegroFritz Kreisler/Sir Malcolm Sargent/London Philharmonic Orchestra 9:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K218 (Cadenza: Kreisler): II Andante CantabileFritz Kreisler/Sir Malcolm Sargent/London Philharmonic Orchestra 8:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K218 (Cadenza: Kreisler): III Rondo: Andante Grazioso - Allegro Ma Non TroppoFritz Kreisler/Sir Malcolm Sargent/London Philharmonic Orchestra 9:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Concerto In D Op. 61 (Cadenza: Kreisler): I. Allegro Ma Non TroppoFritz Kreisler/Sir John Barbirolli/London Philharmonic Orchestra23:04Album Only
  5. Violin Concerto In D Op. 61 (Cadenza: Kreisler): II. LarghettoFritz Kreisler/Sir John Barbirolli/London Philharmonic Orchestra10:41Album Only
  6. Violin Concerto In D Op. 61 (Cadenza: Kreisler): III. Rondo (Allegro)Fritz Kreisler/Sir John Barbirolli/London Philharmonic Orchestra10:07Album Only


Disc 3:

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  1. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: Allegro Molto AppassionatoFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra11:42Album Only
  2. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: AndanteFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra 7:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: Allegretto Non Troppo - Allegro Molto VivaceFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra 6:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 (Cadenza: Kreisler): I Allegro Non Troppo (Cadenza: Kreisler)Fritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra20:35Album Only
  5. Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 (Cadenza: Kreisler): II AdagioFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra 7:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 (Cadenza: Kreisler): III Allegro Giocoso, Ma Non Troppo VivaceFritz Kreisler/Leo Blech/Berlin State Opera Orchestra 8:09$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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  1. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: Allegro Molto AppassionatoFritz Kreisler/Sir Landon Ronald/London Philharmonic Orchestra12:10Album Only
  2. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: AndanteFritz Kreisler/Sir Landon Ronald/London Philharmonic Orchestra 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64: Allegretto Non Troppo - Allegro Molto VivaceFritz Kreisler/Sir Landon Ronald/London Philharmonic Orchestra 6:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 (Cadenza: Kreisler): I Allegro Non Troppo (Cadenza: Kreisler)Fritz Kreisler/Sir John Barbirolli/London Philharmonic Orchestra20:59Album Only
  5. Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 (Cadenza: Kreisler): II AdagioFritz Kreisler/Sir John Barbirolli/London Philharmonic Orchestra 8:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Violin Concerto In D, Op.77 (Cadenza: Kreisler): III Allegro Giocoso, Ma Non Troppo VivaceFritz Kreisler/Sir John Barbirolli/London Philharmonic Orchestra 8:01$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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  1. Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor Op. 26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro Moderato)Fritz Kreisler/Sir Eugene Goossens/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra 7:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor Op. 26: II. AdagioFritz Kreisler/Sir Eugene Goossens/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra 7:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro Energico)Fritz Kreisler/Sir Eugene Goossens/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra 6:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. String Quartet In A Minor: Fantasia (Moderato)Fritz Kreisler/Kreisler String Quartet 7:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. String Quartet In A Minor: Scherzo (Allegro Vivo, Con Spirito - Molto Moderato - Tempo 1)Fritz Kreisler/Kreisler String Quartet 6:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. String Quartet In A Minor: Einleitung Und Romanze (Allegretto - Andante Con Moto)Fritz Kreisler/Kreisler String Quartet 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. String Quartet In A Minor: Finale (Allegro Molto Moderato - Molto Moderato - Andante Con Moto)Fritz Kreisler/Kreisler String Quartet 7:43$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 6:

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  1. Violin Sonata No. 1 In D Op. 12 No. 1: I. Allegro Con BrioFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Violin Sonata No. 1 In D Op. 12 No. 1: II. Tema Con Variazioni (Andante Con Moto) I-IVFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Sonata No. 1 In D Op. 12 No. 1: III. Rondo (Allegro)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Sonata No. 2 In A Op. 12 No. 2: I. Allegro VivaceFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Violin Sonata No. 2 In A Op. 12 No. 2: II. Andante, Più Tosto AllegrettoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 5:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Violin Sonata No. 2 In A Op. 12 No. 2: III. Allegro PiacevoleFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Violin Sonata No.3 In E Flat, Op.12 No.3: Allegro Con SpiritoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Violin Sonata No.3 In E Flat, Op.12 No.3: Adagio Con Molto EspressioneFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Violin Sonata No.3 In E Flat, Op.12 No.3: Rondo: Allegro MoltoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Violin Sonata No. 4 In A Minor Op. 23: I. PrestoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Violin Sonata No. 4 In A Minor Op. 23: II. Andante Acherzoso Più AllegrettoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 8:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Violin Sonata No. 4 In A Minor Op. 23: III. Allegro MoltoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 5:42$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 7:

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  1. Violin Sonata No. 5 In F 'Spring' Op. 24: I. AllegroFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Violin Sonata No. 5 In F 'Spring' Op. 24: II. Adagio Molto EspressivoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Sonata No. 5 In F 'Spring' Op. 24: III. Scherzo (Allegro Molto) & TrioFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Sonata No. 5 In F 'Spring' Op. 24: IV. Rondo (Allegro Ma Non Troppo)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Violin Sonata No. 6 In A Op. 30 No. 1: I. AllegroFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Violin Sonata No. 6 In A Op. 30 No. 1: II. Adagio Molto EspressivoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Violin Sonata No. 6 In A Op. 30 No. 1: III. Allegretto Con VariazioniFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Violin Sonata No. 7 In C Minor Op. 30 No. 2: I. Allegro Con BrioFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Violin Sonata No. 7 In C Minor Op. 30 No. 2: II. Adagio CantabileFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 8:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Violin Sonata No. 7 In C Minor Op. 30 No. 2: III. Scherzo & Trio (Allegro)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Violin Sonata No. 7 In C Minor Op. 30 No. 2: IV. Finale (Allegro)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 8:

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  1. Violin Sonata No. 8 In G Op. 30 No. 3: I. Allegro AssaiFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Violin Sonata No. 8 In G Op. 30 No. 3: II. Tempo Di Minuetto, Ma Molto Moderato E GraziosoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 6:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Violin Sonata No. 8 In G Op. 30 No. 3: III. Allegro VivaceFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Violin Sonata No. 9 In A 'Kreutzer' Op. 47: I. Adagio Sostenuto - PrestoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp10:55Album Only
  5. Violin Sonata No. 9 In A 'Kreutzer' Op. 47: II. Andante Con Variazioni 1-4Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp13:38Album Only
  6. Violin Sonata No. 9 In A 'Kreutzer' Op. 47: III. Finale (Presto)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 8:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Violin Sonata No. 10 In G Op. 96: I. Allegro ModeratoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Violin Sonata No. 10 In G Op. 96: II. Adagio EspressivoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 5:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Violin Sonata No. 10 In G Op. 96: III. Scherzo (Allegro) & TrioFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Violin Sonata No. 10 In G Op. 96: IV. Poco AllegrettoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:39$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 9:

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  1. Caprice viennois Op. 2 (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Tambourin Chinois Op. 3 (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Schön Rosmarin (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. La Gitana (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Liebesleid (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Liebesfreud (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Partita No. 3 In E BWV 1006 (2005 Digital Remaster): GavotteFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. La Précieuse (In The Style Of Couperin) (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Chanson Louis XIII And Pavane (In The Style Of Couperin) (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Serenade No.7 In D, K250 'Haffner' - RondoFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 7:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Rondino On A Theme By Beethoven (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Rosamunde, Fürstin Von Zypern D797 (2005 Digital Remaster): Ballet In GFritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Violin Sonata No. 1 In F Op. 10 (2005 Digital Remaster): LarghettoFritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Sonata No.1 In G Minor, BMV1001 - AdagioFritz Kreisler 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Romance In A Major Op.94/2Fritz Kreisler/Arpád Sándor 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 10:

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  1. Lieder Ohne Worte No.25 In G, Op.62 No.1 'A May Breeze'Fritz Kreisler/Arpád Sándor 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Mazurka No. 45 In A Minor, Op. 67 No. 4 (Posth: Arr. Kreisler)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Poupée Valsante (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Humoresque Op. 101 No. 7 (Arr. Kreisler) (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. String Quartet No. 1 In D Op. 11 (Arr. Kreisler) (2005 Digital Remaster): Andante CantabileFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Le Coq D'or - Hymn To The SunFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Sadko (2005 Digital Remaster): Chanson HindoueFritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Serenade Espagnole Op. 20 No. 2 (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. The Londonderry Air (Arr. Kreisler) (2005 Digital Remaster)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Lotus Land Op. 47 No. 1 (2005 Remastered Version)Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. 7 Canciones Populares Españolas - No.4 JotaFritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. La Vida Breve (2005 Digital Remaster): Danse Espagnole No.1Fritz Kreisler/Franz Rupp 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Der Liebe Augustin (Arr. Kreisler) (2005 Digital Remaster): Du Alter Stephansturm (The Old Refrain)Fritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Der Opernball (2005 Digital Remaster): Midnight Bells (Im Chambre Séparée)Fritz Kreisler/Michael Raucheisen 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Scherzo Alla Dittersdorf (2005 Digital Remaster)Kreisler String Quartet 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Suite No.3 In D, BWV1068 - AirFritz Kreisler 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Aubade Provencale (In The Style Of Couperin)Fritz Kreisler 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Chanson Sans Paroles In F, Op.2 No.3Fritz Kreisler 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 21, 2009)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B001QEJQYK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robert Coulter on June 27, 2010
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This release of EMI is an opportunity no lover of violin should pass up. Before the era of Heifetz and the perfectionist, there was a time where exactness of performance was not a substitute for the music's soul. Fritz Kreisler was both the leading exponent and the embodiment of that era, and while it was Heifetz' "cold, speed-driven perfectionism"** which would be the larger influence of the next generation, there are not a few names in the pantheon of 20th century violinists who viewed Kreisler as the king.

**Disclaimer: I'm not for a moment claiming Heifetz himself was a cold performer, but I suspect his dominant position as the recognised leading violinist of his day (a little after Kreisler's time) coupled with his ultra-fast performing style (borne, certainly, from his exceptional technique) may have been the catalyst for the ensuing period of fast, clinical virtuosos, often accused of being devoid of feeling. This appears, in any case, to be a cyclical thing -- before Kreisler's era there was apparently another period of cold, fast performers. (Perhaps this is a legacy of Paganini? There are certainly similarities in the positions held by Paganini and Heifetz in their respective eras). It may even be the case that we are starting to cycle back to a period of the more emotive style again -- James Ehnes, for example, comes to mind as a modern violinist who appears to be eschewing speed in an attempt to infuse more expression. But I digress...

In the period between the two wars Kreisler stands a giant. One of the last masters of the "Viennese" style, he was renowned for a superb but idiosyncratic technique and a rich, sweet tone. He was also regarded as a first-class interpreter.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Johannes Climacus on May 5, 2009
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Fritz Kreisler was a unique figure among the great violinists of the previous century: his seductively sweet tone and richly lyrical style of playing are instantly recognizable, and his delightful "stile antico" confections still grace recital programs worldwide. EMI's recently-released "Icon" anthology of his recorded legacy, though by no means comprehensive, nevertheless contains all of this great artist's important concerto recordings, his superb collaboration with Franz Rupp in the complete Beethoven duo sonatas, his own hauntingly nostalgic String Quartet (in a fine performance with an ad hoc ensemble) plus numerous other original pieces and arrangements. The recordings date from the acoustic through the early electrical eras, and include earlier and later versions of several concertos, including the Mozart D-major, the Beethoven, the Mendelssohn and the Brahms--and fascinatingly different they are. All are of immeasurable historic value, and, happily, all have been well transfered to CD. Indeed, the sound is remarkably smooth for 78-rpm era recordings, and even the acoustical recordings offer unusually vivid reproduction of the solo violin. The orchestral accompaniments, under various distinguished conductors (Blech, Ronald, Barbirolli, et. al.) range from more-rough-than-ready (in several the earliest recordings) to outstanding (in many of the later ones); piano accompaniments from Rupp, Raucheisen, and others are uniformly accomplished. Good documentation, too, including an intelligently written retrospective of Kreisler's career and sufficient information about recording engineers and venues.

No collector of historic recordings or lover of great violin playing can afford to miss this.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Danese on June 24, 2009
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The boxed set of vintage Kreisler recordings is indeed a treasure! It affords the listener a panoramic view of one of the greatest violinists of all time. It is a sentimental journey that transports the listener to a time when performers embraced their audiences and electrified the air with enchanting music. The accompanying notes are detailed, extremely informative, and afford the reader unparalleled access to all aspects of Kreisler the performer.
This set belongs to the record collection of everyone who now can enjoy at will the artistry and humanity of a unique artist!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alexia L. on July 17, 2014
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(This review only applies to EMI's release of this album as from the photo, I see that Warner Classics has also released the like with perhaps better remastering.)

I'm giving 5 stars for the music and 2 stars for the remastering, though I am seriously skeptical of EMI's claim that the recordings in this set were remastered in 1991. It doesn't sound like it at all with so much white noise crackling in the background that sometimes you can hardly hear what's being played. It's so unbearable at times that I feel sorry for maestro Kreisler. Seriously, you'd think EMI had more sense to put more effort into making their ICON series truly iconic. Thankfully some recordings on certain discs such as 2 and 4 are relatively much better.

So for audiophiles, this set will probably be a bitter-sweet experience but with the limited number of recordings made by maestro Kriesler, it's worth a shot.
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Iwamaki on November 1, 2012
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The music is great, and Kreisler has been one of my favorite violinists since I was a young child.

However, the sound quality of some of the recordings is terrible.

Of course they were made in the dark ages of technology when everything was primitive, but it sounds like these copies were made directly from old 78rpm records with no attempt made to clean them up.

There is so much surface noise from the records that it sometimes appears to almost drown out the music.

With all the technology available today, couldn't they get rid of the surface noise (it should be an absolutely trivial thing to do) so we can hear the beautiful music underneath? As it is, it's almost painful to listen to.
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