Eugen (Francis Charles) d'Albert

German Born 10 Apr 1864 Died c. 1932

German pianist and composer, born in Glasgow, but of French descent. Initially he studied music in London where his father had formerly been ballet-master at the King's Theatre and at Covent Garden.

After a career as a concert pianist, he turned his attention to opera, a form in which he won immediate, if short-lived success.

He composed numerous instrumental works and 20 operas, including Der Tiefland.

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