HUMPERDINK Engelbert (Humperdink Engelbert)( German opera composer.)
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Biography HUMPERDINK Engelbert (Humperdink Engelbert)
Born September 1, 1854 in Siegburg, near Bonn. He studied in Cologne and Munich, and traveled to Italy, where in 1881, met with Robert Wagner and was invited by him in Bayreuth. There Humperdink helped Wagner in preparation for the publication of the score of Parsifal. He studied in Spain and Germany and in 1893 set in Weimar, his most successful opera - Hansel and Gretel (Hnsel und Gretel, at the stage of pre-revolutionary Russian - Ivan and Maria) on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, which immediately won recognition.
Among the compositions Humperdinka - music for a number of dramatic plays, including drama, Reinhardt's Miracle (Das Wunder), and the four operas, among them - the Royal Children (Knigskinder). Style Humperdinka who has experienced the influence of Wagner, marked by a vivid orchestral writing and the freshness of melody. Humperdink died in Noystrelitse September 27, 1921.