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Alban Berg

Born 9 February 1885. Died 24 December 1935.

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Berg: Violin Concerto

Proms Music Guide: Stephen Johnson on Berg's Violin Concerto

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Biography

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 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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Berg & Beethoven: Violin Concertos (Isabelle Faust; Orchestra Mozart; Claudio Abbado)

    Berg & Beethoven: Violin Concertos (Isabelle Faust; Orchestra Mozart; Claudio Abbado) 2012

    Reviewed by Graham Rogers
    Well matches the angst-ridden Berg of the 30s with Beethoven's 19th century romanticism.
  2. Review of Wozzeck

    Wozzeck 2007

    Reviewed by Andrew McGregor
    A 'Wozzeck' to be measured against the very finest modern recordings, a genuine...
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