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Humperdinck

[hoo m-puh r-dingk; English huhm-per-dingk] /ˈhʊm pərˌdɪŋk; English ˈhʌm pərˌdɪŋk/
noun
1.
Engelbert
[eng-uh l-bert;; English eng-guh l-burt] /ˈɛŋ əlˌbɛrt;; English ˈɛŋ gəlˌbɜrt/ (Show IPA),
1854–1921, German composer.
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  • Humperdinck, of course, whom I recognized in a minute from his photos.

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

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

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • 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 is the first German operatic composer of distinct individuality since the death of Wagner.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Siegfried Wagner, in spite of his parentage, seems to have founded his style principally upon that of Humperdinck.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
British Dictionary definitions for Humperdinck

Humperdinck

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