Fritz Kreisler for Alto Saxophone

Six Pieces by Fritz Kreisler Transcribed for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Fritz Kreisler (composer)


  • Alto Saxophone in E
  • Piano


Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962) was celebrated as one of the greatest violinists of all time. His brilliant technique and rich tone produced a characteristic sound that was and remains immediately identifiable. This collection features six pieces that Kreisler composed or transcribed for violin and piano, here transcribed for alto saxophone and piano. Especially well known are the original pieces Liebesleid and Schon Rosmarin, both of which Kreisler attributed to the now-forgotten composer Joseph Lanner. Caprice Viennois and Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven are likewise original pieces from early in Kreisler’s career, which he would regularly feature as concert encores. The Old Refrain and Midnight Bells are transcriptions, the former of a Viennese popular song and the latter of an excerpt from the operetta Der Opernball by Richard Heuberger. In these six transcriptions, the instrument changes, yet the value remains.
SKU: WF236
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Product Type: Collection, Score and Parts
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-91522-4
ISBN: 978-1-4911-5668-1
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