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Is Kreisler special?
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I admit to listening a lot to his recordings despite the bad audio quality which I normally won't tolerate.  I've read some of the praise (eg. Flesch 'Art of playing violin' books) but as an amateur I'm not totally convinced I enjoy listening to him for reasons other than artifacts of the recording technology of the day.  If he would be alive to record today I wonder if I would even find him interesting.  But there is a logic imbedded in his distinctive in a way that I find really appealing, I think, or perhaps I am way off base.

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Kreisler is real fun music. Easy going, light, happy. I agree that there is something special about his music. Do you have a particular work of his that you like?

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Been reading a lot of your original postings that you have started Composer, and I have to ask...

Are you for real? Asking a question like this... "Is Kreisler Special?"

ANSWER: One of the great players of all time (but recordings from the 1920's-1930's were fuzzy), right up there with Perlman and Eric Friedman... and of course Friedman studied under, Heifetz who is probably the greatest violin player of all time... 

 

You have to be kidding....

Listen to a recording of his "Traditional Londonary Air from 1912" and tell me that.

 

(...and yes, I know this is an old thread but honestly, all of your threads speak of a seasoned player asking advanced questions but your content and replies to many posts speak of a beginner who wants to look like a seasoned player. Just saying... so which are you...dunno

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[deleted because the mp3 wouldn't upload and display]

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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