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Alban Berg
(1885 - 1935)

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1885 Born 9 February, in Vienna; son of a bookseller
1900 Begins composing Lieder, following late romantic models
1903 Suicide attempt after failed civil service examinations
1904 After passing exams on second attempt, begins training in accounting in the Provincial government of Lower Austria
1904 Began studies with Schoenberg
1911 3 May, marries Helene Nahowski
1913 31 March, first performance of "Altenberg-Lieder", Schönberg conducts, and the first performance ended in outcries and even fights in the audience.
1915 Drafted for military service
1916 Begins two year stint on duty with the Department of War
1925 Berg meets Hanna Fuchs-Robettin and has a love affair with her which lasts until his death
1933 With the rise to power of the Nazis, Berg loses most of his income, and his work is classified as "degenerate" (receiving less and less exposure at home)
1935 Hospitalised in December with septicaemia as the result of an insect bite; dies 24 December
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