Eugen d'Albert was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 10,
1864. His father, the French composer Charles d'Albert, was his initial teacher.
After further study at the National Training School in London, d'Albert met Hans
Richter and began studying with him. After a year with Richter, d'Albert was
brought to Liszt as a student. In 1881, D'Albert began performing in public and
met with great acclaim. He continued to tour, reaching the United States in
1889-90 and again in 1892. d'Albert then settled in Germany becoming a citizen
there. d'Albert was also very active as a composer, writing some 20 operas as
well as many works for the piano. In 1907, he became the director of the Berlin
Hochschule, continuing the traditions he inherited from Liszt. d'Albert died in
Riga on March 3, 1932.
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