Berg, Alban

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Monday, February 9, 1885 in Vienna, Austria

Died: Tuesday, December 24, 1935 in Vienna, Austria

Nation of Origin: Austria

Major Works:

Violin Concerto (1935)
Chamber Concerto
Lyric Suite for String Quartet (1926)
Lulu (1935) - some ideas taken from the Lyric Suite
Wozzeck (1921)

Other Information:

He was a student of Schoenberg and used the twelve-tone technique of composition. The Violin Concerto (1935) and other works use twelve-tone technique with tonal elements. Of Schoenberg's two major pupils, Berg is the romantic and Webern is the classicist.

General Bibliography:

Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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