četvrtak, 12.01.2017 18:29
Berg - Three Pieces for Orchestra
Halfway into 1913, Alban Berg was quite depressed: his ‘Altenberg Lieder’ had not been received favourably and his mentor Arnold Schoenberg harshly criticised his music style. To prove himself, he wanted to compose a great orchestral piece, in the style of Schoenberg’s first Chamber Symphony. Composing such a piece was not easy for Berg it was not long before progress slowed. He decided to take a couple of elements from his stalled composition and to edit these into three character pieces for orchestra. The resulting ‘Three Pieces for Orchestra’ would become one of Berg’s most famous and ambitious compositions.