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Berg, Alban (1885 - 1935)

Austrian composer Alban Berg was a member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern. He produced compositions that combined Mahlerian Romanticism with a personal adaptation of Schönberg's twelve-tone technique.

The composer Alban Berg was born in Vienna on 9th February 1885. At the age of only fifteen Berg began to compose his first songs, which were inspired by Romantic and late Romantic models.

Berg’s youth was marked by his asthma, which first began to manifest itself in 1900, and by the death of his father. An unhappy romance and failure to pass his secondary school leaving examination led to an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Berg, who was a student of Arnold Schönberg, is considered a major exponent of twelve-tone music. Together with Schönberg and Anton von Webern, he belonged to the Second Viennese School. The range of Alban Berg’s work extends from operas such as "Wozzeck" and "Lulu" to lieder, orchestral and chamber music, as well as a violin concert. Alban Berg died in Vienna on 24th December 1935.

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