Fritz Kreisler

Birth Name:
Friedrich-Max Kreisler
Birth Date:
February 2, 1875
Birth Place:
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Death Date:
January 29, 1962
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Cemetery Name:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Making his professional debut at the age of 13, Fritz Kreisler is considered the one of the greatest, if not the greatest, violinist ever to play the instrument. His technique was animated by a riveting vibrato the likes of which no one had previously possessed or even imagined, and he used it constantly, even in passagework. Kreisler owned several antique violins made by luthiers Antonio Stradivari, Pietro Guarneri, Giuseppe Guarneri, and Carlo Bergonzi. He was the owner of the great Guarneri "del Gesu" violin of 1733 which was donated to the Library of Congress.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Woodlawn Cemetery

4199 Webster Avenue

Bronx, New York, 10470


North America


Map of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City

Grave Location:

Section Butternut, Block 140

Grave Location Description

The path to his private mausoleum can be found 300 feet from the intersection of Filbert Avenue and Fern Avenue (J-2 on the official Woodlawn Cemetery map) on Filbert Avenue. Look for a narrow concrete pathway that goes into the Butternut Section and follow that for about 100 feet and you will find Fritz’s mausoleum. If you continue on that path and turn right and follow it to the end you will find the grave of Broadway legend George M. Cohan.

Grave Location GPS

40.892963, -73.877388



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