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Engelbert Humperdinck: Königskinder / Julianne Banse; Klaus Florian Vogt; Christian Gerhauer

Album Summary

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Königskinder, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

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 Details

>Humperdinck, 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