Prolific artist who was a British, German, and Swiss citizen throughout his lifetime.
He immigrated to Germany while he was still young and immersed himself in German culture, eventually renouncing his English upbringing.
He composed and produced 21 operas. He also wrote numerous piano, vocal, chamber, and orchestral works.
He was married six different times. One of his wives was famed pianist and singer Teresa Carreño.
He studied under Franz Liszt.