fine composer and brilliant pianist, history has been unkind to Eugen d’Albert. A pupil of Liszt and friend to Richard Strauss, Pfitzner and Humperdinck, d’Albert left some fine works, including the occasionally revived psycho-dramatic opera Tiefland, plus a respectable body of music for piano. Hardly raw sex on legs to judge from surviving photographs, it’s perhaps surprising then to discover that he holds one of classical music’s least important records, for over 50 years he managed to...

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