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Alban Berg: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

An influential composer of the early 20th century, Alban Berg (1885-1935) is well represented in the print, manuscript, and digital collections of the Library’s Music Division


Alban Berg. Sketches from the Lyric Suite. [192-]. Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection. Library of Congress Music Division.

The Performing Arts Reading Room provides access to the Music Division's primary and secondary resources related to the composer Alban Berg (1885-1935). These materials include music manuscripts, facsimiles, first and early editions of music scores, critical editions, scholarly literature on Berg, correspondence, special collections, iconography, and access to a variety of subscription databases.

Find these materials by searching in the Library of Congress Online Catalog, browsing the Library's Digital Collections, searching within Special Collections using the Finding Aids Tool, searching within the many Databases and Electronic Resources to which the Library subscribes, or browsing the Music Division's on-site card catalog. Several of the Library's databases are available off-site, but many may only be accessed on-site at the Library or via your local public or academic library.

Read published content related to and highlighting Berg materials and research in the Library's collections in the Music Division's blog, In the Muse.

Contact the Recorded Sound Research Center or the Moving Image Research Center for information on recordings and film footage.

Related Research Guides

Find additional resources on Alban Berg's composition instructor, Arnold Schoenberg, as well as on Berg's fellow composition pupil, Anton Webern, using the following research guides: