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Thread #113301   Message #3279424
Posted By: GUEST
24-Dec-11 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Clarinet Polka
Subject: RE: Origins: Clarinet Polka
My father,Johann Krutsch, came to US in July, 1921 to perform in an "International Band", however the band leader died in an automobile accident in Mexico before it came to fruition. I did not learn until after my father passed away that he had written the "Clarinet Polka", but it was "stolen", apparently on the ship. He had been a musician since he was a youngster and was in the army band in Hungary. After he was in Chicago he played in the Paul Ash band and also had dance bands of his own--in Chicago, Wisconsin, etc. During WW2 he had a radio program, played for dances and in the city park. He was always "composing" and writing music. Unfortunately Dad passed away after being estranged from our family and all his music "disappeared".

Rosemary (Krutsch) Wiltsey
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