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Eugen (Francis Charles) d'Albert

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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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