I came across this story last night - The Golden Treasure by Hans Christian Andersen. It's the story of a red-haired boy who grows up to become a famous musician. It's a quaint little tale and red hair is central to the theme.
I wonder if there's a hidden meaning to it which I'm missing, although I think in truth the story is simply a metaphor for the authors own life. The red hair possibly symbolising otherness as it often does.