Lyric Suite (Berg)

The Lyric Suite is a six-movement work for string quartet written by Alban Berg between 1925 and 1926 using methods derived from Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique. Though publicly dedicated to Alexander von Zemlinsky (from whose Lyric Symphony it quotes), the work has been shown to possess a "secret dedication" and to outline a "secret programme".[1]

Lyric Suite
String quartet by Alban Berg
Sketch of Alban Berg by Emil Stumpp (1927)
Composed1925 (1925)–26
DedicationAlexander von Zemlinsky
MovementsSix

Berg arranged three of the "pieces" (movements) for string orchestra in 1928.


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