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Bohumir Kryl (1875-1961): An American Musical Icon


Abstract For those familiar with the name of Bohumir Kryl, he may be known simply as a cornetist who regularly utilized the extreme pedal register of his instrument. However, his life was much more complex than that. Born in 1875 near Prague, Kryl was trained by his father as a sculptor, and, for a brief stint in his childhood, he was a circus tumbler. Returning to his family vocation, he traveled with them to America and spent much of the 1890s sculpting the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and busts on the English Hotel in Indianapolis, as well as the friezes adorning the Lew Wallace study in Crawfordsville, Indiana. In the late 1890s, he left sculpting to become a professional cornet soloist, touring with the bands of John Philip Sousa and Fre... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Haake, Joshua Lee (Author) / Hickman, David R (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Swoboda, Deanna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Biographies / Band / Bohemia / Bohumir / Chautauqua / Cornet / Kryl
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 263 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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