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Friedrich-Max "Fritz" Kreisler (February 2, 1875 – January 29, 1962) 

Fritz Kreisler was an Austrian-born composer and violinist who was known for his technical virtuosity and emotive expression on the violin. He was born in 1875 in Vienna and began studying the violin at a young age, eventually becoming a student of Joseph Joachim, one of the most famous violinists of the time.

Kreisler made his debut as a soloist in 1891 and quickly became one of the most sought-after violinists in Europe. He was known for his interpretation of classical works by composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as his own compositions. He was particularly renowned for his ability to imbue his playing with emotion and feeling, which earned him a reputation as one of the greatest violinists of his time.

In addition to his work as a performer, Kreisler was also a prolific composer. He wrote a number of works for violin and orchestra, including the popular pieces "Liebesleid" and "Liebesfreud," which are still frequently played today. Despite his success, Kreisler was forced to flee Austria during the Nazi occupation due to his Jewish heritage, and he eventually settled in the United States where he continued to perform and compose until his death in 1962. Overall, Kreisler's contributions to the world of classical music are invaluable and his legacy as a composer and violinist continues to inspire musicians today.