Humperdinck, Engelbert

Humperdinck, Engelbert h?mp?rd?ngk, Ger. ?ng?lb?rt ho?omp?rd?ngk [key], 1854?1921, German composer and teacher. He is known chiefly for his first opera, Hnsel und Gretel (1893), successful because of its fairy-tale subject and its folk-inspired music. He wrote other operas and dramatic music which are mostly forgotten.

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