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
|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 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.
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