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About the composer Ralph Benatzky
Ralph Benatzky (5 June 1884, (Mährisch) Budwitz (Czech: Moravské Budějovice)), Moravia, Austrian Empire - 16 October 1957), born in Moravské Budějovice as Rudolf Josef František Benatzki, was an Austrian composer of Czech origin (when Benatzky was born Czechia was part of the Austrian empire, Benatzky mostly worked in Vienna). He composed operas and operettas, such as Casanova (1928), Die drei Musketiere (1929), Im weißen Rössl (1930), and Meine Schwester und ich (1930). He died in Zürich, Switzerland.Read more on Wikipedia
Benatzky is often mistakenly referred to as Jewish due to an error published in a book of Jewish musicians during World War II. Benatzky himself was not Jewish, but he was twice married to Jewish women: Josma Selim, a singer (Hedwig Josma Fischer; born 1884 in Wien; died 1929 in Berlin) and Melanie "Mela" Hoffmann, a dancer.