On June 5, 2019 is the 135 jubilee the Austrian composer and conductor Ralph Benatzky
Ralph Benatzky is an Austrian composer and conductor of Czech origin, author of the operetta "Casanova" (1928), "The Three Musketeers" (1929), " Im weißen Rössl" (1930), "The Luxurious Girl" (1933) and " Axel an der Himmelstür” (1936). He made his way from the unsuccessful career of a military man and philosopher from 1899 to 1910, later becoming a composer and conductor of the National theater of Munich. His operetta “Liebe im Schnee” was staged at the Vienna Theater in 1916 and brought him great success.
Benatzky skillfully combined the musical techniques of the past with the new jazz sounding of the 1920’s, as well as the folklore performance manner with the modern dance rhythms and, thus, achieved worldwide recognition - his productions were performed in many cities of Europe and the USA.
In addition, Ralph Benatzky was the author of music for movies and radio programs. He translated some of the literary works of the British prose writer of the 1930’s - William Somerset Maugham.