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Emil Orlik: Eugen d'Albert

Eugen d'Albert
lithograph, 1917
Sheet Size: 33 x 26 cm - (13 x 10¼ inches)
signed and dated in pencil a dedication lower left

a fine impression of one of three portrait prints Orlik made of the famous pianist and composer
on smooth wove paper
apart from a few very pale marks in the edges of the sheet, in excellent condition

Eugen d'Albert (1864 - 1932) was born to German parents in Glasgow, Scotland. His father, also a musician, lived and worked in the United Kingdom for many years. Eugen studied under his father and others and in 1881 went to Germany, where in Weimar he became a pupil of Franz Liszt who, together with Anton Rubenstein promoted him to his career as concert pianist and composer. He enjoyed great fame performing throughout Europe. Later he concentrated on composing, notable operas. His 1898 opera Die Abreise was his first success, followed by Tiefland which was enormously popular