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Fritz Kreisler was a master violinist born in Vienna in 1875. Prior to WW2 he gained great acclaim as a person who could play the violin as no one had before. There are a number of stories regarding this man; some are documented, some not. --- The story of how he acquired his Stradivarius violin is told in several versions. --- The most likely is that he was invited to the home of a wealthy Englishman who owned the instrument. After dinner, Mr. Kreisler asked if he could see the instrument and hold it. It was brought from the safety of its location and placed in his hands. He asked his host if he could play the instrument. After being granted permission, Mr. Kreisler play so beautifully and the owner of the violin was moved to tears. He presented the Stradivarius...

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