He studied in Bremen, Hamburg and Leipzig. After his training with Karl Muck in Hamburg and with Hermann Grabner and Robert Teichmüller in Leipzig Albert made his debut as a pianist at first, but quickly turned the career of a conductor to. 1926 to 1934 he was successively conductor in Rudolstadt, Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden. In 1934 he was appointed music director in Wiesbaden, where he introduced the International Music Festivals. Then he became GMD 1937 at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and 1944 in the Opera Wroclaw.
After the war he was from 1946 to 1948 the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. In 1947, he conducted the world premiere of the orchestral Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Boris Blacher. 1950-1952 he served as Music Director in Graz and 1952-1963 at the National Theatre Mannheim, whose new building was opened on 13 January 1957, Weber's Der Freischütz under his leadership.
Starting in 1963, took over as Herbert Albert excellent pianist piano concertos common in the solo part and conducted the orchestra from the piano.
Johann Adam Hiller (1781-1785) | Johann Gottfried layer (1785-1810) | Johann Philipp Christian Schulz (1810-1827) | Christian August Pohlenz (1827-1835) | Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1835-1843) | Ferdinand Hiller (1843 -1844 ) | Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy ( 1845-1847 ) | Julius Rietz ( 1848-1860 ) | Carl Reinecke ( 1860-1895 ) | Nikisch ( 1895-1922 ) | Wilhelm Furtwängler ( 1922-1928 ) | Bruno Walter ( 1929 - 1933) | Hermann Abendroth ( 1934-1945 ) | Herbert Albert ( 1946-1948 ) | Franz Konwitschny ( 1949-1962 ) | Václav Neumann ( 1964-1968 ) | Kurt Masur ( 1970-1996 ) | Herbert Blomstedt ( 1998-2005) | Riccardo Chailly (since 2005)
- Born in 1903
- Died in 1973