String Quartet (Berg)

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The String Quartet, Op. 3, by Alban Berg was composed in 1910.

In two movements (Langsam and Mäßige viertel), the work is more freely atonal than the sonata.[clarification needed] It is highly contrapuntal in texture. The first movement is in sonata form, with a main theme based on the whole-tone scale. The second movement uses a modified version of the same theme in a rondo form.

Along with the composer's Piano Sonata, it received its premiere on 24 April 1911[1][2] at the Vienna Musikverein, although it was not published until 1920.[3]

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  1. ^ "Almanacco 24 April 1911" (in Italian). AmadeusOnline. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alban Berg". Classical Composers Database. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alban Berg - Streichquartett op. 3". Universal Edition. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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