Holding an Island Captive: Fritz Kreisler's Australian Tour of 1925 Chapter uri icon


  • Explores the strategic role of pre-tour publicity and judicious press releases along with gramophone recordings and sheer fortunate timing in the victory of Kreisler's tour of Australia. The nature and implications of Kreisler's repertoire choices and programming for the tour are discussed and the circumstances surrounding material such as Fritz Hart's Three Choral Preludes, dedicated to Kreisler, added while the tour was underway, are also explored.

publication date

  • 2009

published in

  • Musical Islands: Exploring Connections between Music, Place and Research


  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing