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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. Although he left a relatively small oeuvre, he is remembered as one of the most important composers of the 20th century for his expressive style encompassing "entire worlds of emotion and structure".Berg was born and lived in Vienna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alban Berg has received more than 813,080 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Alban Berg is the 85th most popular composer (down from 77th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Austria (down from 66th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Composer.

Alban Berg is most famous for his opera Lulu.

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Among composers, Alban Berg ranks 85 out of 1,216Before him are Carl Czerny, Nino Rota, Hans Zimmer, Luigi Boccherini, César Franck, and Leoš Janáček. After him are Olivier Messiaen, François Couperin, John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Pietro Mascagni, and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart.

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Among people born in 1885, Alban Berg ranks 6Before him are Niels Bohr, Karen Blixen, György Lukács, Albert Kesselring, and Hermann Hoth. After him are Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, Ezra Pound, Faisal I of Iraq, George S. Patton, and Robert Delaunay. Among people deceased in 1935, Alban Berg ranks 10Before him are T. E. Lawrence, Józef Piłsudski, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Arthur Henderson, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. After him are Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, Auguste Escoffier, Charles Richet, Carlos Gardel, and Victor Grignard.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Alban Berg ranks 76 out of 1,237Before him are Melanie Klein (1882), Pope Gregory V (972), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861), Anna Freud (1895), and Oskar Kokoschka (1886). After him are Christoph Waltz (1956), Heinrich Harrer (1912), Robert Musil (1880), Otto Wagner (1841), Kurt Waldheim (1918), and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Alban Berg ranks 10Before him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Johann Strauss I (1804), Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Anton Webern (1883), and Carl Czerny (1791). After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), Josef Strauss (1827), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Eduard Strauss (1835), and Michael Haydn (1737).