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Eugen d'Albert

Eugen (originally Eugène) Francois Charles d'Albert (10 April 1864 – 3 March 1932) was a Scottish-born German pianist and composer.

Educated in Britain, d'Albert showed early musical talent and, at the age of seventeen, he won a scholarship to study in Austria. Feeling a kinship with German culture and music, he soon emigrated to Germany, where he studied with Franz Liszt and began a career as a concert pianist. D'Albert repudiated his early training and upbringing in Scotland and considered himself German.

While pursuing his career as a pianist, d'Albert focused increasingly on composing, producing 21 operas and a considerable output of piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works. His most successful opera was Tiefland, which premiered in Prague in 1903. His successful orchestral works included his cello concerto (1899), a symphony, two string quartets and two piano concertos. In 1907, d'Albert became the director of the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, where he exerted a wide influence on musical education in Germany. He also held the post of Kapellmeister to the Court of Weimar.

D'Albert was married six times, including to the pianist-singer Teresa Carreño, and was successively a British, German and Swiss citizen.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 10th, 1864 (Glasgow), Died March 3rd, 1932 (Riga)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4500 10-in. 5/16/1907 Louisiana Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-28860 10-in. 10/31/1923 The improvisator : Overture Rudolph Ganz ; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-05-04-01] Not documented 5/4/1916 Medieval hymn to Venus Isabel Buchanen Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 9305-9306 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Ecossaises Elly Ney Piano solo arranger  
Gramophone 357s 12-in. 1907 Traumerzählung Willi Birrenkoven Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 374s 12-in. June 1909 Mit ihm, den ich liebe Franz Battisti ; Marga Burkhardt Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 375s 12-in. June 1909 Finale : Duett Franz Battisti ; Marga Burkhardt Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Albert, Eugen d'," accessed October 21, 2021,

Albert, Eugen d'. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from

"Albert, Eugen d'." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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