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Encyclopedia > Eugen d'Albert

Eugen Francis Charles d'Albert (April 10, 1864March 3, 1932) was a pianist and composer of Scottish birth who lived primarily in Germany. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The Scots tribe originated from Ireland, from the now-called counties Antrim and Down. ...


D'Albert was born in Glasgow to an French/Italian father, Charles d'Albert, a composer of ballet music, and an English mother. He never spoke English fluently and considered himself to be German.


A self-taught musician, he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London and moved to Vienna as a youth. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt, and can be heard in an early recording of that composer's works. His output includes a symphony, two string quartets, two piano concerti, a cello concerto, and many operas, lieder and piano works. He was married six times, one of his wives being the Venezuelan singer/composer Teresa Carreno. The Royal College of Music from Prince Consort Road, London The front facade of the RCM The Royal College of Music is a prestigious music school located in Kensington, London. ... Franz Liszt (Hungarian; Liszt Ferenc) (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer. ... A symphony is an extended piece of music usually for orchestra and comprising several movements. ... The resident string quartet of the Library of Congress in 1963 A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ... A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... A violoncello concerto is a concerto for solo violoncello with orchestra or, very occasionally, smaller groups of instruments. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... Lied (plural Lieder) is a German word, literally meaning song; among English speakers, however, it is used primarily as a term for European classical music songs, also known as art songs. Typically, Lieder are arranged for a single singer and piano. ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... Maria Teresa Carreño (December 22, 1853-June 12, 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, and conductor. ...

Contents


Works

Operas

  • Der Rubin (1893)
  • Ghismonda (1895)
  • Gernot (1897)
  • Die Abreise (1898)
  • Kain (1900)
  • Der Improvisator (1902)
  • Tiefland (1903)
  • Flauto solo (1905)
  • Tragaldabas (1907)
  • Izëyl (1909)
  • Die verschenkte Frau (1912)
  • Liebesketten (1912)
  • Die toten Augen (1916)
  • Der Stier von Olivera (1918)
  • Revolutionshochzeit (1919)
  • Scirocco (1921)
  • Mareike von Nymwegen (1923)
  • Der Golem (1926)
  • Die schwarze Orchidee (1928)
  • Die Witwe von Ephesos (1930)
  • Mister Wu (1932)

Orchestral works

  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor Op. 2 (1884)
  • Symphony in F major Op. 4 (1886)
  • Esther Op. 8 (1888)
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in E major Op. 12 (1893)
  • Cello Concerto in C major Op. 20 (1899)
  • Aschenputtel. Suite Op. 33 (1924)
  • Symphonic Prelude to Tiefland Op. 34 (1924)

Chamber works

  • Suite in D minor for piano Op. 1 (1883)
  • Eight Klavierstücke Op. 5
  • String Quartet No. 1 in A minor Op. 7 (1887)
  • Piano sonata in F sharp minor Op. 10 (1893)
  • String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major Op. 11 (1893)

Vocal music

  • Der Mensch und das Leben Op. 14 (1893)
  • Seejungfräulein Op. 15 (1897)
  • Wie wir die Natur erleben Op. 24 (1903)
  • Mittelalterliche Venushymne Op. 26 (1904)
  • An den Genius von Deutschland Op. 30 (1904)
  • d'Albert also wrote total of 58 lieder for voice and piano, published in 10 volumes

Book

Pangels, Charlotte. Eugen d'Albert : Wunderpianist und Komponist : eine Biographie. Zürich ; Freiburg i Br. : Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag. 1981. ISBN 3761105959.


 
 

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