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We·bern

 (vā′bərn), Anton Friedrich Wilheim von 1883-1945.
Austrian composer whose works, many of them written using twelve-tone techniques, are noted for their brevity and sparseness of musical texture.
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Webern

(German ˈveːbərn)
n
(Biography) Anton von (ˈantoːn fɔn). 1883–1945, Austrian composer; pupil of Schoenberg, whose twelve-tone technique he adopted. His works include those for chamber ensemble, such as Five Pieces for Orchestra (1911–13)
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We•bern

(ˈveɪ bərn)

n.
Anton von, 1883–1945, Austrian composer.
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