Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.
The outbreak of the war found my wife and me in Switzerland, where we were taking a cure.
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Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors.
Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.
|Birth:||2nd February, 1875|
|Death:||29th January, 1962|
Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler was born in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian-born American violinist. One of the most famous violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. After a successful concert tour of the United States, he returned to Vienna to study medicine. He subsequently studied art in Paris and Rome and served as an officer in the Austrian army. In 1899 he returned to the stage as a concert violinist and became one of the most successful virtuosos of his time.
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