Anton Webern

Born 3 December 1883. Died 15 September 1945
Anton Webern
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1883-12-03
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Anton Webern

Anton Webern Biography (Wikipedia)

Anton Friedrich Wilhelm (von) Webern (3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. Along with his mentor Arnold Schoenberg and his colleague Alban Berg, Webern was at the core among those within the circle of the Second Viennese School, including Ernst Krenek and Theodor W. Adorno. As an exponent of atonality and twelve-tone technique, Webern exerted influence on contemporaries Luigi Dallapiccola, Křenek, and even Schoenberg himself. As a tutor, Webern guided and variously influenced Arnold Elston, Frederick Dorian (Friederich Deutsch), Matty Niël, Fré Focke, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Philipp Herschkowitz, René Leibowitz, Humphrey Searle, Leopold Spinner, and Stefan Wolpe.

Webern's music was among the most radical of its milieu, both in its concision and in its rigorous and resolute apprehension of twelve-tone technique. His innovations in schematic organization of pitch, rhythm, register, timbre, dynamics, articulation, and melodic contour; his eagerness to redefine imitative contrapuntal techniques such as canon and fugue; and his inclination toward athematicism, abstraction, and lyricism all greatly informed and oriented intra- and post-war European, typically serial or avant-garde composers such as Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono, Bruno Maderna, Henri Pousseur, and György Ligeti. In the United States, meanwhile, his music attracted the interest of Elliott Carter, whose critical ambivalence was marked by a certain enthusiasm nonetheless; Milton Babbitt, who ultimately derived more inspiration from Schoenberg's twelve-tone practice than that of Webern; and Igor Stravinsky, to whom it was very fruitfully reintroduced by Robert Craft.

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Anton Webern
Five Pieces, Op.10
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Five Pieces, Op.10
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz (1905)
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Langsamer Satz (1905)
Franz Schubert
6 Deutsche [German dances] for piano (D.820)
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6 Deutsche [German dances] for piano (D.820)
Anton Webern
Passacaglia Op.1
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Passacaglia Op.1
Franz Schubert
Du bist die Ruh, D 776
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Du bist die Ruh, D 776
Anton Webern
Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 5. Sehr fließend
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Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 5. Sehr fließend
Anton Webern
Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 4. Fließend äußerst zart
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Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 4. Fließend äußerst zart
Anton Webern
Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 3. Sehr langsam und äußerst ruhig
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Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 3. Sehr langsam und äußerst ruhig
Anton Webern
Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 2. Lebhaft und zart bewegt
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Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 2. Lebhaft und zart bewegt
Anton Webern
Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 1. Sehr ruhig und zart
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Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.10 - 1. Sehr ruhig und zart
Anton Webern
Drei Kleine Stucke, Op.11
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Drei Kleine Stucke, Op.11
Anton Webern
4 Songs, Op 13
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4 Songs, Op 13
Anton Webern
Six Pieces for Orchestra Op 6
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Six Pieces for Orchestra Op 6
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Musical Offering, BWV 1079: V. Ricercar
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The Musical Offering, BWV 1079: V. Ricercar
Arnold Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony, Op.9
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Chamber Symphony, Op.9
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz (Proms 2017)
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Langsamer Satz (Proms 2017)
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz For String Quartet
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Langsamer Satz For String Quartet
Anton Webern
String Quartet, Op.28 (1st mvt: Massig)
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String Quartet, Op.28 (1st mvt: Massig)
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz [1905] for string quartet
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Langsamer Satz [1905] for string quartet
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz
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Langsamer Satz
Anton Webern
Im Sommerwind
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Im Sommerwind
Anton Webern
Symphony, Op 21
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Symphony, Op 21
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci, orch. [from 'Musikalisches Opfer', BWV.1079]
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Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci, orch. [from 'Musikalisches Opfer', BWV.1079]
Anton Webern
3 Little Pieces op 11 No. 2
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3 Little Pieces op 11 No. 2
Anton Webern
6 Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9
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6 Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9
Anton Webern
Passacaglia, Op.1
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Passacaglia, Op.1
Anton Webern
Im Sommerwind
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Im Sommerwind
Anton Webern
Sonata movement (Rondo) in C minor for piano
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Sonata movement (Rondo) in C minor for piano
Anton Webern
Variations, Op. 30 for orchestra
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Variations, Op. 30 for orchestra
Franz Schubert
German Dances: No. 2 (with No. 1 da capo)
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German Dances: No. 2 (with No. 1 da capo)

German Dances: No. 2 (with No. 1 da capo)

Orchestra
Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Conductor
Anton Webern
String Quartet, Op.28
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String Quartet, Op.28
Anton Webern
Variations for piano, Op.27
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Variations for piano, Op.27
Johann Strauss II
The Gypsy Baron: Schatz-Walzer, Op.418
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The Gypsy Baron: Schatz-Walzer, Op.418
Anton Webern
Passacaglia for large orchestra Op 1
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Passacaglia for large orchestra Op 1
Anton Webern
Five Movements for String Quartet
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Five Movements for String Quartet

Five Movements for String Quartet

Ensemble
Schoenberg String Quartet
Franz Schubert
German Dance, D.820 No.2
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German Dance, D.820 No.2
Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz
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Langsamer Satz
Anton Webern
4 Lieder for voice and orchestra, Op.13
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4 Lieder for voice and orchestra, Op.13
Anton Webern
Piano Quintet
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Piano Quintet
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