Julius Fucik

Czech composer. Born 18 July 1872. Died 15 September 1916
Julius Fucik
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Julius Fucik

Julius Fucik Biography (BBC)

Julius Fucik was born in Prague and studied bassoon, violin and composition at the Conservatory there, the latter with Dvorak. From 1891–94 he played in the band of the 49th Austro-Hungarian Regiment stationed at Krems, before returning to Prague where he played the bassoon for a variety of orchestras, first at the German Theatre, then the symphony orchestra of the National Ethnographic Exhibition and finally the National Theatre in Zagreb.

Fucik also maintained an active career as a chamber musician, playing in the Czech Wind Trio, and – more importantly from a compositional point of view – as a bandmaster, first in Sisak and then, in 1897, he became bandmaster of the 80th Austro-Hungarian Regiment.

It was during this time that he composed a number of

marches, not least the ever-popular March of the Gladiators. He also wrote a large number of dances, including some particularly memorable waltzes, and overtures.

In 1910 he took up a new post as bandmaster of the 92nd Regiment at Theresienstadt, which was stationed in Prague during the winter months, touring Bohemia during the summer. He retired in 1913 and later married and moved to Berlin. He then set up a publishing company, Tempo Verlag, but war intervened, followed by his untimely death from cancer.

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Winterstürme
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Winterstürme
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Florentiner-Marsch
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Florentiner-Marsch
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Der alte Brummbär, Op 210
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Der alte Brummbär, Op 210
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Florentiner-Marsch
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Florentiner-Marsch
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Der alte Brummbär
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Der alte Brummbär
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Hercegovac, Op 235
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Hercegovac, Op 235
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Entry of the Gladiators
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Entry of the Gladiators
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Entry of the Gladiators, Op 68
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Entry of the Gladiators, Op 68
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Miramare, Op 247
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Miramare, Op 247
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Florentine March
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Florentine March
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Der alte Brummbär
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Der alte Brummbär
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Florentiner-Marsch, Op 214
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Florentiner-Marsch, Op 214
Julius Fucik
The Grouchy Old Bear (Der alte Brummbar)
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The Grouchy Old Bear (Der alte Brummbar)

The Grouchy Old Bear (Der alte Brummbar)

Performer
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann
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Florentine March
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Florentine March
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Einzug der Gladiatoren - march (Op.68) [Entry of the Gladiators]
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Einzug der Gladiatoren - march (Op.68) [Entry of the Gladiators]
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Florentiner March
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Florentiner March
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Florentiner-Marsch, Op 214
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Florentiner-Marsch, Op 214
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The Florentine March
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The Florentine March
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Entry of the Gladiators
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Entry of the Gladiators
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Entry of the Gladiators
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Entry of the Gladiators
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Onkel Teddy Op. 239
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Onkel Teddy Op. 239
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Der alte Brummbär, Op 210
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Der alte Brummbär, Op 210
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The Old Grumbler
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The Old Grumbler

The Old Grumbler

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Marek Rothbauer
Orchestra
Karlsbad Symphony Orchestra
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The Old Grumbler
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The Old Grumbler
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Florentiner, Op.247
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Florentiner, Op.247
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Florentiner-Marsch
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Florentiner-Marsch
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Strycek Teddy [Uncle Teddy] - march Op.239
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Strycek Teddy [Uncle Teddy] - march Op.239
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