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Engelbert Humperdinck
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Birth Date:May 2, 1936
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
Birth Name:Arnold George Dorsey
Birth Place:Madras, India

Occupation:singer, performer, sex symbol

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Engelbert Humperdinck

Biography:Engelbert Humperdinck (September 1, 1854 - September 27, 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera, Hänsel und Gretel (1893).

Humperdinck was born at Siegburg, in the Rhine provinces. In 1872 he entered the Cologne Conservatory under Ferdinand Hiller. In 1876 he won a scholarship which enabled him to go to Munich, where he studied with Franz Paul Lachner and later with Josef Rheinberger. He won the Mendelssohn Stiftung (foundation) of Berlin in 1879, and went to Italy, and became acquainted with Richard Wagner in Naples. Wagner invited him to go to Bayreuth, and during 1880-81 Humperdinck assisted in the production of Parsifal. Having won another prize, however, he went again to Southern Europe, traveling through Italy, France and Spain, spending two years in Barcelona teaching at the conservatoire. In 1887 he returned to Cologne, and was appointed professor at the Hoch Conservatory (Frankfurt-am-Main) in 1890, and also teacher of harmony at Stockhausen's Vocal School. By this time he had composed several works for chorus and a Humoreske for orchestra, which enjoyed a vogue in Germany.

His chief reputation rests on his opera Hänsel und Gretel, which was produced at Weimar, 1893. In 1896 the Kaiser made Humperdinck a Professor and he went to live at Boppard. Four years later, however, he went to Berlin where he was appointed head of a Meister-Schule of composition. Among his other operatic works are Dornröschen, Die Königskinder and Die Heirat wider Willen.

Humperdinck was greatly influenced by Richard Wagner, and worked as his assistant. In his opera Königskinder, Humperdinck became the first composer to use Sprechgesang, a vocal technique halfway between singing and speaking, and later exploited by Arnold Schoenberg.

This article is based on a text from the Etude magazine, 1909-1922.

Chinese Horoscope for Engelbert Humperdinck
Includes characteristics and Vices
Engelbert Humperdinck's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1936 - February 10, 1937
Birthday: May 2, 1936

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Engelbert Humperdinck's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: May 2, 1936

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

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Engelbert Humperdinck's Growth Tarot Card Temperance

Birthday: May 2, 2023

Mixing and blending of opposites; compromise and cooperation.




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