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Berg, Alban

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1935 AD, at 50 years of age.

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".





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