Dusík, Gejza

The most famous author of operettas, author of hundreds of music hits and music publisher. His family lived in Križovany nad Dudváhom, nonetheless, Gejza was born in the nearby village Zavar. After he completed his secondary education, he started to study medicine in Bratislava, nonetheless, after the first time spent in an autopsy room, he quitted it and began with the study of composition in Vienna. His first tango "Neplač, neplač" was recorded on a vinyl in 1934 by Janko Blaho. The first operetta "Tisíc metrov lásky" was premiered in the Slovak National Theatre in 1935. It was followed by such operettas as "Keď rozkvitne nový máj", "Modrá ruža", "Pod cudzou vlajkou", "Turecký tabak" and others. However, "Modrá ruža", played in various European cities, became the most popular one. František Krištof Veselý, the singer of his songs and the song writers, Pavol Braxatoris and Otto Kaušitz contributed most to the popularity of his songs. In 1919, he opened his music publishing company in Bratislava, where he published not only his own hits, but also hits of other authors. He became the most significant author of Slovak tango. "Čo sa mi môže sťať", "Rodný môj kraj", "Tak nekonečne krásna", "Najkrajšia hviezdička", "Tak smutno mi je bez teba" and many others can be mentioned among the most famous ones. After the onset of Communism, the operetta was not promoted and Dusík had to move to the background. Nonetheless, his songs have survived until nowadays. He died in Bratislava shortly after he was conferred the degree National Artist.


Detailed information

Date Of Birth
1. 4. 1907

Date Of Death
5. 5. 1988



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