Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. He was a member of the Second Viennese School along with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, producing works that combined Mahlerian romanticism with a highly personal adaptation of Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique.
"In fact there's very few works by Alban Berg that I can enjoy. I like "Opus 1: Piano Sonata" and I like the "Lyric Suite". But "Wozzeck": spare me! That's too much "deep in a hurt" for my taste, see." .
- Frank Zappa during a 1975 radio interview. http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts/player.html?type=concert&ConcertID=20051491%7C2431