Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Eugen d’Albert (1864 – 1932): Scottish born German Pianist, Composer – Post-Romantic Period
- His father, Charles Louis Napoléon d’Albert (1809 – 1886) was an orchestra leader, dancer and pianist and gave his son early musical training.
- At a young age, he studied at National Training School for Music (now known as Royal College of Music) in London under Sir Arthur Sullivan and Ernst Pauer.
- In 1881 he won the Mendelssohn Scholarship and studied in Vienna.
- He then traveled to Weimar to continue his studies under Franz Liszt.
- In 1907 he became director of Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, during his tenure d’Albert influenced music education in Germany.
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