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Fritz Kreisler

This is a work composed by Claude Achille Debussy and played by Fritz Kreisler. Kreisler came to Japan to play the violin on stage at concerts in 1923. You can see the phrases, for example, "one of the star violinists in the world", "the long-awaited great violinist" in the Japanese newspapers at that time and realize that he was a very famous violinist. Rekion also has records composed and played by himself, for example, "Love's Sorrow : Liebesleid" [In-library-only audio material].



Introductory Guide to Japanese Historical Recordings: "Listening" Drama is now available in English.


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library has joined the Rekion partner libraries since May 10th, 2016.


The National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) has joined the Rekion partner libraries since January 1st, 2016.


Approximately 300 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
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