EUGEN ENGEL (1875-1943): Greta Minde.
Catalogue Number: 05Y013
Description: This recording of Eugen Engel’s opera Grete Minde documents an extraordinary event: the only opera by the formerly unknown composer was premiered at Theater Magdeburg on February 13th 2022, almost 90 years after its completion and 80 years after the death of its creator. This deferred debut was preceded by years of behind-the-scenes work – the compilation of musical material from the handwritten manuscript, as well as biographical research on Engel himself. The fact that only few historical references to him exist is partly due to the fact that music was not his main profession; the primary cause, however, is the persecution and murder of almost his entire family during the Shoah (Holocaust). 2 CDs. German-English libretto.