String Quartet (Berg)

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The String Quartet, Op. 3, by Alban Berg was composed in 1910. It was not published until 1920.[1]

The two-movement quartet is among Berg's most original compositions. Reminiscent of Schoenberg's F# minor quartet, the sound owes more to Romanticism than to contemporary composers like Webern.[2][3][4] It was probably the first extended composition consistently based on symmetrical pitch relations.[5]

Along with the composer's Piano Sonata, it received its premiere on 24 April 1911[6][7] at the Vienna Musikverein.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alban Berg - Streichquartett op. 3". Universal Edition. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. ^ Theodor W. Adorno; Juliane Brand; Christopher Hailey (1991). Alban Berg: Master of the Smallest Link. Cambridge University Press. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-0-521-33884-4.
  3. ^ Robin Stowell (13 November 2003). The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet. Cambridge University Press. pp. 291–. ISBN 978-0-521-00042-0.
  4. ^ Anthony Pople (24 June 1991). Berg: Violin Concerto. Cambridge University Press. pp. 11–. ISBN 978-0-521-39976-0.
  5. ^ Perle, George (1990). The Listening Composer. University of California Press. p. 21ff. ISBN 978-0-520-06991-6.
  6. ^ "Almanacco 24 April 1911" (in Italian). AmadeusOnline. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Alban Berg". Classical Composers Database. Retrieved 3 November 2010.

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