Enna was born in Denmark, but his ethnic origins lay in the town of Enna in Sicily. His first major success as a composer was The Witch (1892), which was followed by several popular operas, songs, two symphonies (in D minor and C minor), and a violin concerto. Strongly influenced by Wagner's music, he was himself an influence on Danish composers, such as Carl Nielsen.
August Enna also wrote piano music.
- International who's who in music and musical gazetteer at Google Books, p. 175
- "Recording of Enna Violin Concerto in D". Danacord Records. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
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