August Enna

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August Enna

August Enna (13 May 1859 – 3 August 1939) was a Danish composer, known mainly for his operas.

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[1] (in D minor and C minor), and a violin concerto.[2] Strongly influenced by Wagner's music, he was himself an influence on Danish composers, such as Carl Nielsen.

August Enna also wrote piano music.


  1. ^ International who's who in music and musical gazetteer at Google Books, p. 175
  2. ^ "Recording of Enna Violin Concerto in D". Danacord Records. Retrieved 8 August 2009.

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