Alban Berg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alban Berg

Austrian composer

Date of Birth: 09-Feb-1885

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 24-Dec-1935

Profession: composer, pianist, musician, librettist

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Alban Berg

  • Alban Maria Johannes Berg (; German: ['b???k]; February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School.
  • His compositional style combined Romantic lyricism with the twelve-tone technique.
  • Although he left a relatively small oeuvre, he is remembered as one of the most important composers of the 20th century for his expressive style encompassing "entire worlds of emotion and structure".Berg was born and lived in Vienna.
  • He began to compose only at the age of fifteen.
  • He studied counterpoint, music theory and harmony from Arnold Schoenberg between 1904 and 1911, and adopted his principles of developing variation and the twelve-tone technique.
  • Berg's major works include operas Wozzeck (1924) and Lulu (1935, finished posthumously), chamber pieces Lyric Suite and Chamber Concerto, as well as Violin Concerto.
  • He also composed a number of songs (lieder).
  • He is said to have brought more "human values" to the twelve-tone system, his works seen as more "emotional" than Schoenberg's. Berg died from sepsis in 1935.

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