Apart from the collection of 'Classical Manuscripts' composed by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) and passed off by him as transcriptions of movements by old masters, the violonist published original works very early.
Kreisler himself liked to play them as encore pieces, sweetening many a concert with such pieces of 'musical confectionary'.
The most famous miniatures are undoubtedly 'Love's Joy' and 'Love's Sorrow', two 'old Viennese dance-tunes' in which Kreisler evoked the coffee-house atmosphere of his home town with wonderful melodies and beguiling harmonies.
The miniatures are endearing, lively and catchy, yet with an elegiac air – but full of charm and elegance. These magnificent salon pieces are now available in an arrangement for string trio by Wolfgang Birtel.