Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Fritz Kreisler Autograph Musical Quotation Signed. One page, 9" x 3.75", no place; April, 1940. Five bars of Kreisler's violin and piano composition, Schön Rosmarin. Signed in ink, "Schön Rosmarin / Fritz Kreisler / April 1940."

    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) was an Austrian-born American violinist and composer. Regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time, he entered the Vienna Conservatory at the age of 7. After a few years he moved on to the Paris Conservatory in order to study with Lambert Massart and Leo Delibes. While there, at the age of 12, he won the "Premier Grand Prix de Rome" gold medal. He left music to study medicine in 1895, but returned to concerts only three years later. Kreisler later undertook several successful tours in the United States and Europe. Schön Rosmarin was published in 1905 and deliberately misattributed by Kreisler to composer Joseph Lanner. He sheepishly admitted to composing it, along with several others, in 1935; he blamed his falsehood on the need for concerts to contain well-rounded pieces by established composers at this time.

    Condition: Very good.


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    April
    30th Friday
    Auction Dates
    May
    19th Wednesday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    11 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 73
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item