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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (September 23, 2017): Music of Julius Fucik

In the United States, Julius Fucik is primarily known for one composition: “Entry of the Gladiators.” In the early part of the 20th century, circuses used it to introduce clown performances. But Fucik was a far more prolific composer, with over 400 compositions. He was born in Prague in 1872. At age 13, he began to attend the Prague Conservatory, where studied under Anton Dvorak. Eventually he a became military bandsman and band director. Fucik died on September 25, 1916. So today’s edition is devoted to commemorating the 101st anniversary of his death.

  1. Entry of the Gladiators (1899)
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Bavarian Police Band
    Album:  Jubilaums Sommerschorle (Summer Celebration Concert)
     
  2. Gigantic (1915)
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Czech Central Army Band
    Album:  Unknown (actual title of album)
     
  3. Ballet Overture (1909)
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Czech Central Army Band
    Album:  Unknown (actual title of album)
     
  4. Die Lustigen Dorschmiede (Merry Village Blacksmith, 1908)
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  German Army Band 1, Hannover
    Album:  Grusse aus Hannover
     
  5. Marinarella (1907)
    Composer:   Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Czech Central Army Band
    Album:  Cezch Classic
     
  6. Under the Admiral's Flag (1901)
    Composer:   Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Germany Army Band 11, Bremen
    Album:  Frohliche Blasmusik
     
  7. Florentiner (1907)
    Composer:   Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Prague Castle Guard Band
    Album:  Vivat Fucik
     
  8. Old Grumbler (1907)
    Composer:   Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Prague Castle Guard Band
    Album:  Vivat Fucik
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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