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Anton Webern
(1883 - 1945)

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1883 Born 3 December in Vienna; son of a civil servant
1897 Plays the cello in the concert society orchestra of Klagenfurt
1902 Studies at Vienna University under Adler
1904 Becomes one of Schönberg's first pupils
1911 Marries Wilhelmine Mörtl
1915 Volunteers for the Austrian army
1916 Discharged from army for poor eyesight
1921 Appointed choirmaster of the male-voice choral society of Mödling
1922 Directs Vienna Workers' Symphony Concerts
1925 Conducts the choir of the institute for the blind in Döbling
1926 Resigns from Mödling post after being criticised for hiring a Jewish singer
1938 Nazis burned his writings and forbade performances of his music after Hitler took over Austria.
1945 In spring, he flees from Vienna to Mittersill, where his daughter lives. On 15 September, he was accidentally shot by an American soldier in Mittersill after the end of hostilities (he was mistaken for a smuggler)
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