Notes & Reviews:
Engelbert Humperdinck, born in 1854, composed a total of 14 operas and musical comedies. Six of them are fairytale operas, of which one remained popular throughout the years: Hänsel und Gretel. The shadow of this major success hides his other works, which deserve an equal share of appreciation for their quality; for example, Königskinder. The trio of the main protagonists is the same: an evil witch and two young people who are introduced to the seriousness of life through several severe tests. However, while Hänsel und Gretel features a happy ending, Königskinder ends in tragedy; the grief is elaborately reflected in Humperdinck' s composition.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Groáer Sendesaal, Berlin, Germany (12/15/2008/12/17/2008).
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Works DetailsHumperdinck, Engelbert : Königskinder, opera
- Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
- Ensemble: Rundfunkchor Berlin
- Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Berlin, Germany (12/15/2008/12/17/2008)
- Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1897