To mark the official centenary of the beginning of the First World War today, here's violinist Gidon Kremer performing Kreisler's Liebesleid with pianist Martha Argerich. Kreisler fought and was wounded in the first year of the Great War, and subsequently performed concerts throughout America, despite prejudice against his Austrian connections.

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