The Berg Companion

  • Editors
  • Douglas Jarman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Man and his Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xiii-xiii
    2. Martin Esslin
      Pages 1-12
    3. Joan Allen Smith
      Pages 13-32
  3. The Songs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Mark Devoto
      Pages 35-66
  4. The Instrumental Music

  5. The Operas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Derrick Puffett
      Pages 197-219
    3. Patricia Hall
      Pages 235-259
    4. George Perle
      Pages 269-289
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-301

About this book


By bringing together the most recent scholarship, this book sheds new light on Berg's life and music. The three main sections are each devoted to a particular genre. The first essay in each section surveys Berg's development within the genre concerned, whilst the subsequent chapters discuss particular works in more detail. An introductory section to the book sets Berg's music in the context of other artistic and musical developments of the period from 1890 to the 1930s.


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