American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Humperdinck, Engelbert 1854-1921. German composer who wrote the fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel (1893).
- n. German composer of six operas and other incidental music (1854-1921)
“And I hope that means the Humperdinck is going to just be a blip in the story and the REAL Doctor will find a way back to his Rose ... just as he finds a way to reverse what he's done to Donna.”
“And my prediction about that is playing out in Humperdinck fashion ... as we see the Doctor now as an aimless drifter who can never be happy for long.”
“Join Buttercup the beautiful maiden, Westley the plucky farm boy, Inigo Montoya the embittered swordsman, Prince Humperdinck the scheming villain, and many other characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness.”
“This is unsurprising since Humperdinck worked as Wagner's assistant and, in his late 20s, helped prepare the premiere of his last opera, Parsifal, at Bayreuth.”
“The opera has its origins in a few songs that Humperdinck wrote for a domestic dramatisation of the story.”
“The way Humperdinck magics the music of the forest into being at the start of the second act suggests real fear and jeopardy, although the lonely, murky string solos are eventually cheered up by Gretel's anxious little song.”
“Humperdinck manages to turn his voluptuous Wagnerian textures into a much more grounded German vernacular.”
“In addition to Sinatra, Mr. Livoti does Dean Martin , Bobby Darin and selected songs such as Englebert Humperdinck 's "After the Lovin'.”
“When Canterbury Glass started playing it was clear they'd booked the wrong band – they wanted The Last Waltz by Englebert Humperdinck, not heavy rock and blues.”
“Their playing was no less gorgeous in Schumann's "Marchenerzahlungen," with its elfin, Mendelssohnian phrases and glowing writing that prefigure the fairy-tale operas of Humperdinck.”
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