Autograph letter signed, dated : Frankfurt June 22 1894, to Herr Friedmann, 1894 June 22.

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Humperdinck, Engelbert, 1854-1921. Autograph letter signed, dated : Frankfurt June 22 1894, to Herr Friedmann, 1894 June 22.

Autograph letter signed, dated : Frankfurt June 22 1894, to Herr Friedmann, 1894 June 22.

Criticizing his one-act opera [Das] baskisches Opfer, saying it has arias à la Meyerbeer, Pergolesi, Praetorius, Isaac, Mascagni--a real hodgepodge--saying he should see H[änsel] & Gr[etel], where there is no Meyerbeer and no Leoncavalleria, and mentioning Der Geiger von Gmünd.

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