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Julius Fučík


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Julius Ernst Wilhelm Fučík (18 July 1872 – 15 September 1916) was a Czech composer and conductor of military bands.

Fučík spent most of his life as the leader of military brass bands. He was a prolific composer, with over 300 marches, polkas and waltzes to his name. As most of his work was for military bands he is sometimes known as the Bohemian Sousa.

Today his marches are still played as patriotic music in the Czech Republic. However his world wide reputation rests on one work, his opus 68 march the Entrance of the Gladiators (Vjezd gladiátorů), which is ubiquitously played as the theme tune of the clowns in a circus.


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  • ballseven

    Oh Lord! hahaha

    6 Jan 9:10pm Reply
  • SUSEHurricane

    I give a Fučík.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • KatyBlackwood

    This guy probably took his music deadly seriously, but because of circuses he's now known as the bloke who made that silly song.

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • barryvs

    That joke (bravo by the way) gives new meaning to the title "Entry Of The Gladiators".

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • g_barba-roja

    Julius Fucik is all fun and games until someone puts an i out.

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • NatassjaEternal

    "Entry of the Gladiators" such a funny song. So big in pop culture.

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • KralleKralle

    so ein kranker geiler Scheiß ist mir selten untergekommen ! yihaaa

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • londonfire

    Florentine March is the poetry of spring! At the end of winter, it's gooood!

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • JimJimJimNL

    He stole Toxik's riff from the song World Circus for his Entry of the Gladiators track!

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
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  • HalaGorani

    now that is how you wear a moustache

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • mochicrunk

    The dude's mustache is also a concept of facial hair

    30 Nov 2007 Reply

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