A Festival of Fucik
Julius Fucík is a Czech composer famous for his more than 400 polkas, marches, and waltzes. Playing in Austrian regiments, he gained invaluable experience of writing for military band and became a very prolific composer of marches. On this energetic CD, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its laureate conductor Neeme Järvi perform 13 classic Fucik selections including the well-known “Entry of the Gladiators,” “Under the Admirals Flag,” “Uncle Teddy,” “Mississippi River,” “Florentiner,” “Miramare,” and more. Full of effervescence, this album is a festival in itself!