BBC Radio's Webern Day Will Feature the Composer's Entire Oeuvre

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The BBC's Radio 3 will broadcast the complete works of Anton Webern on September 15.

The marathon, which can be streamed over the BBC's web site, marks the 60th anniversary of the day the composer stepped outside his house to smoke a cigar and was shot and killed by a U. S. military cook.

Webern's oeuvre, which takes about five and a half hours to play, will be played in order of composition, with commentary from guests such as biographers Malcolm Hayes and Katherine Bailey, and composer Julian Johnson.

In the evening, a panel will discuss the composer's life and works.

Webern, a student of Arnold Schoenberg, was a member of the Second Viennese School, a group of composers that made use of Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique.

For more information about Webern Day, go to www.bbc.co.uk.


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