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August Enna   (1859 - 1939)

composer

For a period Enna enjoyed greater fame than any other Danish opera composer. He made his name in 1892 with the opera Heksen (The Witch), and followed it industriously with a whole string of colourful, melodious operas. Enna's models were the Italian veristi and Wagner. Several of his operas were produced on the great European stages, and his Violin Concerto was played at Carnegie Hall. August Enna was of Sicilian origin, and had a violent temper. This was one reason why the musical establishment gradually turned away from him. In his final years his music faded from the repertoire, and on the whole it has not been played since.

Live Dates



Discography

The Little Match Girl; Die Seejungfrau
The Little Match Girl; Die Seejungfrau
August Enna; Alexander Zemlinsky

CD 8.226048 (2006)

Zemlinsky meets Danish opera in a double tribute to Hans Christian Andersen

Music inspired by Hans Christian Andersen
Music inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

CD 8.226047 (2005)

Inspired fairytale music for orchestra by among others August Enna, Louis Glass and Finn Høffding

Romantic Danish Songs
Romantic Danish Songs

DCCD 9114 (1993)


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