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d'ALBERT, Eugene Francis Charles
b Glasgow, 10 April 1864
d Riga, 3 March 1932, aged sixty-seven

The son of a ballet-master at Covent Garden, he studied music at the National Training School, London- predecessor of the Royal College- and was elected Mendelssohn Scholar there in 1881. He went to Vienna, then to Weimar as a pupil of Liszt, and became a piano virtuoso. He lived mainly in Germany but toured widely. He was court conductor at Weimar for a short time in 1885, and became director of the Berlin Hochschule in 1907. He married and divorced six times.

1883 (19)

Suite for piano

1884 (20)

Piano Concerto in B flat

1886 (22)

Symphony in F

1887 (23)

String Quartet No 1

1888 (24)

Overture to Grillparzer

1893 (29)

Piano Concerto in E

Piano Sonata

String Quartet No 2

Der Rubin, opera

Der Mensch und das Leben, for chorus

1895 (31)

Ghismonda, opera

1897 (33)

Gernot, opera

Seejungfraulein, for voice and orchestra

1898 (34)

Die Abreise, opera

1899 (35)

Cello Concerto

1900 (36)

Kain, opera

1902 (38)

Der Improvisator, opera

1903 (39)

Tiefland, music drama

Wie wir die Natur erleben, for voice and orchestra

1904 (40)

Two Songs with orchestra

Mittelalterliche Venushymne, for tenor, male chorus and orchestra

An den Genius von Deutschland, for solo voices and chorus

1905 (41)

Flauto Solo, musical comedy

1907 (43)

Tragaldabas, comic opera

1909 (45)

Izeyl, music drama

1912 (48)

Die verschenkte Frau, comic opera

1916 (52)

Die toten Augen, opera

1918 (54)

Der Stier von Olivera, opera

1919 (55)

Revolutionshochzeit, opera

1921 (57)

Sirocco, opera

1923 (59)

Mareike von Nymwegen, opera

1924 (60)

Aschenputtel, orchestral suite

Symphonic Prelude to Tiefland

1926 (62)

Der Golem, music drama

1928 (64)

The Black Orchid, burlesque opera

1932 (68)

Mister Wu, opera

d'Albert also wrote fifty-eight songs and four volumes of piano pieces.

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