The Music Division holds both more recent and early editions of Berg's music. Find them by searching in the Library of Congress Online Catalog using the Library of Congress Classification Schedule. The sections on this page highlight published scores of Berg's music that offer research interest, including facsimiles and critical editions.
Find a variety of published scores of Berg's music in the Music Division's collections. The scores for the opera Wozzeck provide an illuminating example of their potential research use.
In addition to the holograph manuscript (See the "Music Manuscripts" page of this research guide), the Music Division holds both early and later editions for Wozzeck. The following titles offer a representative sample and link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.
The Music Division holds published facsimile reproductions for Berg manuscripts held by other institutions.
Begun in 1994, the Sämtliche Werke for Alban Berg includes all works and arrangements by the composer. In the 1980s, Universal Edition, with the support of the Alban Berg Foundation, began to publish Berg's student compositions. Berg's wife Helene had not allowed their publication during her lifetime. These editions laid the groundwork for the Berg critical edition to begin in the 1990s.
The Sämtliche Werke includes some of Berg's study compositions that were written while he studied with the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Also included are Berg's numerous so-called youth songs. The edition is divided into three sections:
The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available. Request and view volumes of the Sämtliche Werke critical edition in the Performing Arts Reading Room.