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Engelbert Humperdinck

The German composer Engelbert Humperdinck was born in Siegburg on 1 September 1854 and died at Neustrelitz on 27 September 1921. His musical career was secure as an academician but his mark as a composer rested then and since on Hansel and Gretel, the only opera out of six to survive. Richard Wagner's influence on this popular children's opera was strong, but without knowledge of Humperdinck's other music we cannot determine its extent.

A selection of M&V articles about Engelbert Humperdinck

Ensemble. Bold and Daring - A new production of Wagner's 'Parsifal', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Tonal Refinement - Christmas music from Derby Concert Orchestra, heard by Mike Wheeler

DVD Spotlight. Attractive and Skilful - Royal Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel', recommended by Patric Standford. '... a first class cast ...'

Ensemble. Tonal Luxuriance - Lawrence Budmen reports from Tanglewood 2009

Ensemble. Indelible Magic - Hansel and Gretel in New Zealand, experienced by Howard Smith

Ensemble. On Fine Form - Jeremy Hagan and the Derby Concert Orchestra, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Lustrous Sounds - Kurt Weill's 'The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny', reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Squeals of Delight - LA Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel', enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Ding, dong! The Witch is Dead - Humperdinck's opera 'Hansel and Gretel' in Cleveland, enjoyed by Kelly Ferjutz

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