Alban Berg

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Birthday
9, 1885
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 24, 1935 (50)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1885
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 24, 1935 (50)

About

Austrian composer who was a member of the Second Viennese School alongside Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern. His works fused Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique with Mahlerian Romanticism.

Before Fame

He was primarily interested in literature when he was growing up, and his interest in music and composition did not develop until he was in his teens.

Trivia

He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I.

Family Life

His daughter Albine was born in 1902. He fathered her by one of his family's servant girls, Marie Scheuchl.

Associated With

He was friends with fellow Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.