Universal Edition - Alban Berg


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 Frank ...


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