Heinrich Albert was born 1870 in Würzburg and lived for a long period in Gauting, where he died in 1950. In the first half of last century his compositions could be found in concerto programs of all well-known guitarists. More than 200 concerts made him an important pioneer of the artistic guitar play. He left a capacious compilation of compositions and a schoolbook, which instructed generations of young guitar players.
His fame faded under the influence of the Spanish approach to the guitar after 1920, which seems to have frustrated him.
Albert's 5-volume guitar method was unrivalled in German-speaking countries for several decades and have unjustly fallen into neglect, as several experts acknowledge their value to this day.
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