Anton Webern

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Birthday
3, 1883
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Sep 15, 1945 (61)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1883
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Sep 15, 1945 (61)

About

Composer and conductor of the Second Viennese School. He was known for his tonally and harmonically innovative works.

Before Fame

His musicology studies at Vienna University were with the famed Guido Adler. His thesis was on Heinrich Isaac's Choralis Constantinus.

Trivia

He was killed by an American soldier during the Allied Powers' World War II-era occupation of Austria.

Family Life

He was born in Vienna to a civil servant father and a musician mother. He married Wilhelmine Mortl, and the couple had four children together.

Associated With

He was a student of composer Arnold Schoenberg and an enthusiastic follower of Schoenberg's twelve-tone compositional technique.