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Universal Edition - Alban Berg

Alban Berg
09.02.1885—24.12.1935

Future Performances

3 Bruchstücke
30.07.2014, St. Petersburg (RUS)
7 frühe Lieder
09.08.2014, Edinburgh (GB)
3 Orchesterstücke
09.08.2014, Salzburg (A)
5 Orchester-Lieder
10.08.2014, Berlin (D)
5 Orchester-Lieder
16.08.2014, Frankfurt am Main (D)

News

  • 24.04.2014
    Critical complete edition of Berg’s Lulu, particell Act 3
    Critical complete edition of Berg’s Lulu, particell Act 3

    The Alban Berg Foundation and Universal Ed [...]

  • ENO Wozzeck
    06.05.2013
    Wozzeck at the English National Opera
    Wozzeck at the English National Opera
    A new production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck will take place from 11 to 25 May at the English National [...]
  • Lulu (c) David Massey
    04.02.2013
    New production of Lulu
    New production of Lulu
    The première of David Pountney’s new production of Lulu takes place on 8 February in Cardiff. [...]
  • Alban Berg (c) Universal Edition
    11.05.2012
    Lulu – reduced version for chamber orchestra
    Lulu – reduced version for chamber orchestra
    Eberhard Kloke has created a reduced version of Alban Berg’s Lulu for chamber orchestra. The world [...]
  • Wozzeck at the Salzburg State Theatre 2012
    09.05.2012
    New Wozzeck at the Salzburg Theatre
    New Wozzeck at the Salzburg Theatre
    From 11 May the Salzburg Theatre is staging a new production of Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck in the [...]
  • Salzburger Festspiele
    25.07.2011
    Salzburg Festival 2011
    Salzburg Festival 2011
    Gustav Mahler, whose anniversaries have been the centre of attention all this year, is also the high [...]
  • BBC Proms
    28.07.2011
    BBC Proms 2011
    BBC Proms 2011
    The BBC Proms started last week and once again include a wealth of UE works in the many concerts. [...]
  • Alban Berg
    07.07.2011
    Berg Violin Concerto for ensemble
    Berg Violin Concerto for ensemble
    On 9 July the reduced version of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto will be given its French première a [...]
  • Lulu in Erfurt (c) Theater Erfurt
    07.06.2011
    Lulu in Erfurt
    Lulu in Erfurt
    The German première of Eberhard Kloke's new version of Lulu will be given at Erfurt Theatre on 13 J [...]
  • Grammys
    10.12.2010
    UE at the GRAMMYS 2011
    UE at the GRAMMYS 2011
    The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, 13 Feb, 2011. Among the nomi [...]
  • Lulu (Patricia Petibon) © Salzburger Festspiele / Monika Rittershaus
    30.07.2010
    Lulu at the Salzburg Festival
    Lulu at the Salzburg Festival
    Vera Nemirova's new production of Lulu opens at the Salzburg Festival on 1 August, with Patrici [...]
 

Alban Berg

The Composer

9.2.1885 – born in Vienna as the son of the book-seller Conrad Berg and his wife Johanna, née Braun.

1900 – his father dies on 30th March. Begins to compose songs. His life-long asthma problem starts.

1903 – Berg failed the Matura and falls into depression. In September he even considered commiting suicide.

1904 – Berg passes the Matura and starts a practical training in accounting in the "Statthalterei" in Lower Austria. Simultaneously, he attends lectures in law and musicology. He takes private lessons with Arnold Schönberg which are even free of charge until 1906 because of his precarious financial situation. Acquaintance with Webern.

1905 – attends a performance of [...]

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