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Berg, Alban

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1935 AD
Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Composers

Austrian composer

1885 – Born on the 9th of February in Vienna, Austria.

1900 – At the age of fifteen, he started to teach himself music.

1904-1911 – He began a six-year period of study with Arnold Schoenberg.

1906 – He focused on his music studies full-time.

1907 – He began composition lessons.

His compositions are five piano sonata drafts and various songs, and Seven Early Songs (Sieben frühe Lieder).

1911 – Berg married Helene Nahowski, singer and daughter of a wealthy family.

1913 – Five Songs on Picture Postcard Texts by Peter Altenberg were premiered in Vienna under Schoenberg’s baton.

1915-1918 – Served in the Austrian Army.

1917 – He began work on his first opera, Wozzeck.

1924 – The performance of three excerpts from Wozzeck brought Berg his first public success.

1925 – Composed "Chamber Concerto", opera "Wozzeck".