3 Pieces for Orchestra

Alban Berg

3 Pieces for Orchestra

Op. 6 • “3 Orchesterstücke”

About this work...

In mid-1913 Berg was deeply depressed by the disastrous premiere of some of his Altenberg Lieder as well as by scorching criticism from his mentor Arnold Schoenberg, of the aphoristic nature of his recent music. Berg resolved to write a large-form orchestral work, his first, and initially tried to compose a one-movemen... read more