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Composer

Anton von Webern

Info
1883/12/03
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1945/09/15
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Austria
Romantic
Vocal, Orchestral, Chamber, Choral

Biography

Webern studied under Guido Adler at Vienna University from 1902 to 1906. He studied composition with Schoenberg from 1904 to 1908. Alban Berg was a classmate of Webern's. Following Schoenberg's atonality period, Webern became a conductor. He produced few pieces during his atonal period (1909-1914). He reverted back to the formal patterns that he had learned early on and produced many songs from 1910 to 1925. Webern was the conductor for the Vienna Workers' Symphony Concerts from 1922 to 1934. The 12-note row that Webern used in his 1925Three Traditional Rhymes was eventually adopted, although not much attention was paid to it because of rigidly-used counterpoint already in place.


Main Works

Orchestral Music:
Passacaglia for Orchestra - Opus 1 (1908)
Six Pieces for Large Orchestra - Opus 6 (1909)
Five Pieces for Orchestra - Opus 10 (1911, 1913)
Four Song for Voice and Orchestra - Opus 13 (1914-1918)
Symphony - Opus 21 (1927-1928)
Variations for Orchestra - Opus 30 (1940)

Choral Music:
Entflieht auf Leichten Kaehnen (A Cappella) - Opus 2 (1908)
Two Songs - Opus 19 (1926)
Das Augenlicht ("Durch unsre offnen Augen") - Opus 26 (1935)
First Cantata - Opus 29 (1938-1940)
Second Cantata - Opus 31 (1942-1943)

Voice and Piano:
Five Songs from Der Siebente Ring - Opus 3 (1908-1909)
Five Songs on poems of Stefan George - Opus 4 (1908-1909)
Two Songs of Poems of Ranier Maria Rilke - Opus 8 (1910)
Four Songs for Voice and Piano - Opus 1 (1915-1917)
Three Songs From "viae inviae" - Opus 23 (1933-1934)
Three Songs on Poems of Hildegard Jone - Opus 25 (1934)

Chamber Music:
Five movements for String Quartet - Opus 5 (1909)
Four pieces for violin and Piano - Opus 7 (1910)
Six Bagatelles for String Quartet - Opus 9 (1911, 1913)
Three Little Pieces for Violincello and Piano - Opus 11 (1914)
Six Songs on Poems of George Trakl - Opus 14 (1917-1921)
Five Sacred Songs - Opus 15 (1917-1922)
Five Canons on Latin Texts - Opus 16 (1923-1924)
Thre Traditional Rhymes - Opus 17 (1924-1925)
Three Songs - Opus 18 (1925)
String Trio - Opus 20 (1926-1927)
Quartet - Opus 22 (1928-1930)
Concerto - Opus 24 (1931-1934)
Variations for Piano - Opus 27 (1935-1936)
String Quartet - Opus 28 (1936-1938)

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