Alban Berg

1885 - 1935

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Alban Maria Johannes Berg ( BAIRG, German: [ˈalbaːn ˈbɛʁk]; 9 February 1885 – 24 December 1935) was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School. His compositional style combined Romantic lyricism with the twelve-tone technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alban Berg has received more than 935,063 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Alban Berg is the 82nd most popular composer (up from 85th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Austria (up from 76th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Composer.

Alban Berg is most famous for his opera Lulu.

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Among composers, Alban Berg ranks 82 out of 1,451Before him are Leoš Janáček, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Hans Zimmer, Johann Pachelbel, and Mikis Theodorakis. After him are Carl Czerny, Josquin des Prez, Nino Rota, George Gershwin, François Couperin, and Luigi Cherubini.

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Among people born in 1885, Alban Berg ranks 5Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, François Mauriac, and György Lukács. After him are Albert Kesselring, George S. Patton, Umberto Nobile, Ezra Pound, Hermann Hoth, Karen Horney, and Julius Streicher. Among people deceased in 1935, Alban Berg ranks 10Before him are T. E. Lawrence, Józef Piłsudski, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, and Arthur Henderson. After him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, Carlos Gardel, Auguste Escoffier, and Victor Grignard.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Alban Berg ranks 71 out of 1,424Before him are Pope Gregory V (972), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861), Josef Bican (1913), Kurt Waldheim (1918), Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), and Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888). After him are Carl Czerny (1791), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), Alma Mahler (1879), Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), and Otto Wagner (1841).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Alban Berg ranks 9Before him are Franz Schubert (1797), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), and Anton Webern (1883). After him are Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), Josef Strauss (1827), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Michael Haydn (1737), and Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865).