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

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Google previewThe New Music Theater (2008)

Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body by Eric Salzman, Thomas Desi

Wozzeck of Alban Berg is a word-for-word setting of scenes by Georg Büchner that had long been considered a prototype of theatrical expressionism. All of these works (and others) continue the European tradition of associating new musical ideas with theatrical performance. A word about the term and movement known as futurism is in order here.

Google previewModern Music (1931)

A Quarterly Review

Alban Berg is an Austrian and the second composer to pose the question of ...

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2014)

Volume 1: Europe by Peter Nagy, Philippe Rouyer

Today one can find in France everything from Wagnerto Alban Berg, ...

Google previewThe Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music (1996)

by Don Michael Randel

Willi Reich, Alban Berg [with contributions by Adorno and Krenek] ( Vienna, 1937).

Google previewGreene's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers (1985)

by David Mason Greene

The year 1923 saw Alban Berg at last beginning to be recognized. Two excerpts from the opera were applauded in June at Berlin, when Webern conducted them as part of an “Austrian Music Week,” and the string quartet also won praise later that summer when it was played during the second ISCM chamber music festival in Salzburg. Hermann Scherchen encouraged Berg to make a sort of Wozzeck suite, which resulted in the Three Fragments, which Scherchen conducted with ...

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Alban Berg's Lulu

Itself an adaptation of Wedekind's plays.

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