19.04.16

80 years “In Memory of an Angel”

Reading time: 1 min. Alban Berg

It’s been 80 years to the day since the world première of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto “In Memory of an Angel”.

In February 1935 Alban Berg was approached by the American violinist Louis Krasner with a request to write a violin concerto. The resulting concerto – the last work that Berg completed – was first performed on 19 April 1936 by Krasner and the Casals-Orchestra in Barcelona.

The first issue of the Universal Edition listening lab is dedicated to Berg’s Violin Concerto:

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