Princess Bride

Nat Case hedberg at
Thu Jan 20 15:19:55 EST 2000

Ah, she's never heard of EITHER Engelbert. The original 19th century dude
(best known for his opera Hansel und Gretel), or the cheesy Las Vegas
showman (God help us, here's HIS web site: )

I think Goldman was having a little fun with his Prince...

Nat Case
Hedberg Maps, Inc.

>This afternoon, during a ramble through the library catalogue, I stumbled
>over an amusing tidbit.  There is a man who set a whole bunch of mediaeval
>German lyrics to music (a laudable endeavour).  His work is called
>"Fruehlingssehnsucht", "Spring Longing", choruses for soprano, alto, tenor
>and bass, all very charming to be sure.  Well, the composer's name, poor
>fellow, is Humperdinck--Engelbert Humperdinck, no less.  I couldn't
>believe my eyes.
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