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This Day in the Arts: September 27


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


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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