Anton Webern

1883 - 1945

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Anton Webern (German: [ˈantoːn ˈveːbɐn] ; 3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. His music was among the most radical of its milieu in its concision and use of then novel atonal and twelve-tone techniques in an increasingly rigorous manner, somewhat after the Franco-Flemish School of his studies under Guido Adler. With his mentor Arnold Schoenberg and his colleague Alban Berg, Webern was at the core of those within the broader circle of the Second Viennese School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Webern has received more than 830,586 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Anton Webern is the 67th most popular composer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Austria (up from 62nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Austrian Composer.

Anton Webern is most famous for his use of twelve-tone serialism in his compositions.

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Over the past year Anton Webern has had the most page views in the with 128,511 views, followed by German (25,730), and Japanese (17,495). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tajik (202.16%), Belarusian (76.68%), and Macedonian (70.39%)


Among composers, Anton Webern ranks 67 out of 1,451Before him are Astor Piazzolla, Johann Christian Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Jules Massenet, Leonard Bernstein, and Charles Gounod. After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti, John Williams, Stefania Turkewich, Alexander Scriabin, and Gabriel Fauré.

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Among people born in 1883, Anton Webern ranks 9Before him are John Maynard Keynes, Coco Chanel, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, and Khalil Gibran. After him are Jaroslav Hašek, Nikos Kazantzakis, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, and Victor Francis Hess. Among people deceased in 1945, Anton Webern ranks 11Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, and Fedor von Bock. After him are Ernst Cassirer, Walter Model, Subhas Chandra Bose, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, and Paul Valéry.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Anton Webern ranks 57 out of 1,424Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Karl Landsteiner (1868), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856). After him are Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Fritz Lang (1890), Martin Buber (1878), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Robert Musil (1880), and Paula Hitler (1896).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Anton Webern ranks 8Before him are Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), and Arnold Schoenberg (1874). After him are Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), Josef Strauss (1827), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), and Michael Haydn (1737).