Eugen d'Albert

Composer. Born 10 April 1864. Died 3 March 1932
Eugen d'Albert
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1864-04-10
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Eugen d'Albert

Eugen d'Albert Biography (Wikipedia)

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.

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Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor, Op 24
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Ballade in G minor, Op 24
Eugen d'Albert
Serenata
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Serenata
Franz Schubert
Impromptu No.4 in F minor - from [4] Impromptus for piano (D.935)
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Impromptu No.4 in F minor - from [4] Impromptus for piano (D.935)
Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise in A major (Op.40 No.1)
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Polonaise in A major (Op.40 No.1)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Danse macabre - symphonic poem transcr. for piano [orig. orchestra, Op.40]
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Danse macabre - symphonic poem transcr. for piano [orig. orchestra, Op.40]
Johann Sebastian Bach
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
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Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude (Toccata) and Fugue in D minor 'Dorian' BWV 538
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Prelude (Toccata) and Fugue in D minor 'Dorian' BWV 538
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Valse Caprice in D (Op.4)
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Valse Caprice in D (Op.4)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue BWV 855-7
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Prelude and Fugue BWV 855-7
Eugen d'Albert
Overture to 'Esther' Op 8
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Overture to 'Esther' Op 8
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