Albert, Eugen d’

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Albert, Eugen d’ ‘ Eugène Francis Charles Albert (b Glasgow, 1864; d Riga, 1932). Scottish-born pianist and composer of Anglo-Fr. parentage, Ger. by adoption. Début London 1881; in same year won Mendelssohn Scholarship. Gave f.p. of Strauss's Burleske (Eisenach, 1890). Added fresh reputation as composer of operas, and wrote 2 pf. concs., vc. conc., sym., chamber mus., also ed. of pf. classics. Succeeded Joachim as dir., Berlin Hochschule für Musik, 1907. Of his 20 operas comp. 1893–1932, most successful were Die Abreise (Frankfurt 1898), Tiefland (Prague 1903), and Die toten Augen (Dresden 1916). 2nd of 6 wives was pianist Teresa Carreño.