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Humperdinck, Engelbert (opera)locked

  • Amanda Glauert

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(b Siegburg, 1 Sept 1854; d Neustrelitz, 27 Sept 1921). German composer .

Humperdinck is remembered largely for his first opera, the much-loved Hänsel und Gretel; his later, more ambitious operas have never quite succeeded in gaining a firm place in the repertory. He began his musical education with piano lessons at the age of seven. His first experience of opera was in ...

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