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Humperdinck

[hoo m-puhr-dingk; English huhm-per-dingk]
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  1. Eng·el·bert [eng-uh l-bert; English eng-guh l-burt] /ˈɛŋ əlˌbɛrt; English ˈɛŋ gəlˌbɜrt/, 1854–1921, German composer.
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  • Humperdinck, of course, whom I recognized in a minute from his photos.

    Confessions of an Opera Singer

    Kathleen Howard

  • Humperdinck's lovely Hansel and Gretel has given him a place of importance.

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    Caroline French Benton

  • Humperdinck's melody is founded upon the Volkslied, and he uses at least one nursery tune with charming effect.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild

  • Humperdinck's music reproduces, with infinite art, the tender and childlike charm of the delightful old fairy tale.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild

  • Humperdinck is the first German operatic composer of distinct individuality since the death of Wagner.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild


British Dictionary definitions for humperdinck

Humperdinck

noun
  1. Engelbert (ˈɛŋəlbɛrt). 1854–1921, German composer, esp of operas, including Hansel and Gretel (1893)
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