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This Day in the Arts: September 27

1921:

German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, known for his opera Hänsel und Gretel, dies. He was greatly influenced by the work of Richard Wagner.

1942:

In Passaic, New Jersey, American bandleader Glenn Miller appears with his orchestra for the last time before enlisting in the U.S. Army. There he would lead an all-star band until his death in 1944.


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