B1252. (FRITZ KREISLER) LOUIS P. LOCHNER. Fritz Kreisler. New York, Macmillan, 1951. 455pp. Index; Bibliography; List of Kreisler’s Compositions & Transcriptions; Photos; DJ.
“A typical musician's biography in its gemütlich style of presentation, this has the importance of being the first biography of the famous violinist and composer. A long and very complete work, it delves in full detail into all phases of Kreisler's life--his early-developed understanding of music; his teachers, Massart and Delibes; his famous associates in the Vienna of the '90's, Brahms and others; his marriage to a strong-willed American red-head; the hysteria of 1914-18; various tours to all parts of the world; his tragic automobile accident and the more recent years. Appendices of bibliography; list of compositions, transcriptions, etc.; discography.”
- Zillah Dorset Akron