1. 1) Polichinelle (Sérénade: Allegro giocoso e ritmico)

    1.28

  2. 2) La gitana (Allegro moderato, quasi Recitativo – 3. 05 Allegro giusto e ritmico – più lento, quasi Andantino – Allegretto grazioso)

    3.10

  3. 3) Isaac Albéniz (arr. Kreisler): Tango Op. 165, No. 2 (Andantino)

    2.28

  4. 4) Rondino über ein Thema von Beethoven (Allegretto grazioso)

    2.53

  5. 5) Caprice viennois Op. 2 (Allegro molto moderato – Andante con moto – Presto – Andante con moto – più vivo – Tempo I)

    3.57

  6. 6) Carl Maria von Weber (arr. Kreisler): Larghetto (Andante con moto)

    2.32

  7. 7) Zigeuner-Capriccio (Allegretto, molto ritmico)

    4.33

  8. 8) Henri Wieniawski (arr.Kreisler): Caprice E flat major (Alla Saltarella: Allegretto scherzando)

    1.58

  9. 9) Liebesleid (Tempo di Ländler)

    4.02

  10. 10) Tambourin chinois (Allegro molto, quasi Presto – Più lento – Tempo I)

    3.30

  11. 11) Antonín Dvořák (arr. Kreisler): Slavonic Dance in E minor Op. 72, No. 2 (Andante grazioso quasi Allegretto)

    4.58

  12. 12) Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice Op. 6 (Lento con espressione – Presto e brillante)

    4.52

  13. 13) Alexander Glasunov (arr. Kreisler): Sérénade espagnole (Allegretto)

    2.44

  14. 14) Enrique Granados (arr. Kreisler): Danse espagnole (Andantino quasi Allegretto – Andante – Tempo I)

    3.25

  15. 15) La Précieuse in the style of Louis Couperin (Allegretto con spirito)

    2.26

  16. 16) Syncopation (Allegretto grazioso)

    1.41

  17. 17) Liebesfreud (Allegro)

    3.07

CD information

Not only was Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962) one of the greatest and most influential violinists of his time, he also was an excellent composer. Both of Kreisler’s original compositions and his arrangements of works by other composers still form an integral part of many violin concert programmes. This SACD presents a 1981 all-Kreisler recital given by violinist Shlomo Mintz, together with pianist Clifford Benson.

Another of the quadraphonic recordings made by Deutsche Grammophon in the 70s and early 80s that can finally be enjoyed in the sound quality it was supposed to have right from the start. Mintz’s impeccable technique and outstanding virtuosity and Kreisler’s delightfully heart-warming compositions and arrangements can now be enjoyed to their fullest. Truly a beautiful flower to unfurl its petals in the ever-growing bouquet of PENTATONE’s REMASTERED CLASSICS series. In short, anyone who loves inspired violin playing, and who is also prepared to delight in sentimentality, cannot ignore Kreisler’s works and Shlomo Mintz’s art of interpretation.