Alberto Williams

Alberto Williams Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    23rd November 1862
  • Died
    17th June 1952
  • Birthplace
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alberto Williams was an Argentine composer of classical music, a pianist, a pedagogue, and a conductor. Alberto Williams was born in Buenos Aires, in 1862. His maternal grandfather, Amancio Jacinto Alcorta, had been a respected diplomat and economist, and an amateur composer of salon music. Williams began studying the piano at age 8 with Pedro Beck. Six years later, he entered the Escuela de Música y Declamación (School of Music and Recitation) of the Province of Buenos Aires, where he received piano lessons from Luis José Bernasconi. He received a scholarship from the government of the Province of Buenos Aires in 1882 to study music composition at the Paris Conservatoire, where he was mentored by pianists Georges Mathias and Charles de Bériot, and learned harmony with Emile Durand and counterpoint with Ernest Guiraud. He furthermore took private lessons in composition from César Franck, who apparently became very fond of his student.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
En la sierra, Op.32 Piano piece Piano
Cello Sonata, Op.52 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano