History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

1863, Phillippe
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1864, d'Albert

Portrait of Eugene d’Albert in 1890.
Portrait of Eugene d’Albert, 1890. 1

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.

Page Sources

Library of Congress.  "Portrait of Eugene d’Albert, 1890."  Photograph.  Original in Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C., Digital ID cph 3c13622LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  28 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
Additional References:
  • Lewis, Uncle Dave.  "Eugen d’Albert."  AllMusic.  All Media Network, LLC., n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • Northbritain.  "Eugen d’Albert."  Scottish Composers.  Scottish Composers, 28       Aug. 2013.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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