Alphons Czibulka

Alphons Czibulka was born in Szepes-Varallya, Hungary, May 14, 1842

He studied under noted masters at Presburg and Vienna, an din an astonishingly short time acquired an almost perfect mastery of the pianoforte. In 1865 he was made kapellmeister at the Karl Theater in Vienna. A year later, upon his own application, he was appointed to a similar position in the 17th infantry regiment, with which he went through the Italian campaign. He was afterward transferred to the 25th regiment at Prague, and still later was appointed Armee-kapellmeister in Vienna. Although Czibulka wrote an operetta and several other ambitious compositions, it is by his dance music, such as “Love’s Dream After the Ball”, that he is so well and widely known.

He died in Vienna, October 27, 1894.