Anton Webern

1883 - 1945

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Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern (3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945), known as simply Anton Webern (German: [ˈantoːn ˈveːbɐn] (listen)), was an Austrian composer and conductor. Along with his mentor Arnold Schoenberg and his colleague Alban Berg, Webern was in the core of those in the circle of the Second Viennese School, including Theodor W. Adorno, Heinrich Jalowetz, and Ernst Krenek. As an exponent of atonality and twelve-tone technique, Webern exerted influence on contemporaries Luigi Dallapiccola, Krenek, and even Schoenberg himself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Webern has received more than 591,228 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Anton Webern is the 71st most popular composer (down from 69th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Austria (up from 61st 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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Among composers, Anton Webern ranks 71 out of 1,228Before him are George Gershwin, Johann Christian Bach, John Cage, Dieterich Buxtehude, Astor Piazzolla, and Alessandro Scarlatti. After him are Charles Gounod, Alexander Scriabin, Nino Rota, Josquin des Prez, Mikis Theodorakis, and Alban Berg.

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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 Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, Napoleon Hill, Morihei Ueshiba, and José Ortega y Gasset. Among people deceased in 1945, Anton Webern ranks 12Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Béla Bartók, Martin Bormann, Fedor von Bock, and Walter Model. After him are Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, and Paul Valéry.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Anton Webern ranks 60 out of 1,075Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Emil Cioran (1911), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Otto von Habsburg (1912), and Martin Buber (1878). After him are Christian Doppler (1803), Alois Hitler (1837), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Robert Musil (1880), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), and Alban Berg (1885).

Among COMPOSERS In Austria

Among composers born in Austria, Anton Webern ranks 8Before him are Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Johann Strauss II (1825), Johann Strauss I (1804), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), and Anton Bruckner (1824). After him are Alban Berg (1885), Carl Czerny (1791), Alma Mahler (1879), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), and Josef Strauss (1827).