Alban Berg

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Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. He was a member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern, and produced compositions that combined Gustav Mahler's Romanticism with a personal adaptation of Schönberg's twelve-tone technique.

Berg is remembered as one of the most important composers of the 20th century and to date is the most widely performed opera composer among the Second Viennese School. He is considered to have brought more human values to the twelve-tone system, his works seen as more emotional than Schoenberg's. His popularity has been more easily secured than many other Modernists since he plausibly combined both Romantic and Expressionist idioms. Though Berg's Romanticism at one time seemed a drawback for some more modernist composers, the Berg scholar Douglas Jarman writes, "As the 20th century closed, the 'backward-looking' Berg suddenly came as George Perle remarked, to look like its most forward-looking composer.

Song Cycles, Symphonies, Collections etc.

Der Wein

Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg (Five Songs for Voice and Orchestra to Postcard Texts)

Jugendlieder, Vol. I (1901-04) [collection]

Jugendlieder, Vol. II (1904-08) [collection]

Lulu-Symphonie

Lyrische Suite

Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven early songs)

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  • Mignon (A. Berg)(in Jugendlieder, Vol. II (1904-08)) (Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


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  • Regen (A. Berg)(in Jugendlieder, Vol. II (1904-08)) (Text: Johannes Schlaf)
  • Reiselied (A. Berg)(in Jugendlieder, Vol. II (1904-08)) (Text: Hugo Hofmann, Edler von Hofmannsthal)


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