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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 Riga

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Albert, Eugen d'," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103570.

Albert, Eugen d'. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103570.

"Albert, Eugen d'." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103570

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