Anton Webern, the noted Austrian composer and conductor, remembered both for his atonal and serial works, was one of the key figures in the Second Viennese School. He started learning to play the piano from his mother, at the age of five. At fourteen, he began his formal training in music and wrote his first composition at the age of sixteen. After graduating from the gymnasium, he entered Musicological Institute at the University of Vienna. Concurrently, he also started studying composition with Arnold Schoenberg, beginning his experiments in music under his master’s guidance. At the age of 24, after four years of study with Schoenberg, he embarked on his career as a conductor and composer. Unfortunately, with the rise of Nazis, his music was banned and he spent the last decade of his life in financial constraint and musical isolation. He was not very prolific composer, publishing only 31 works during his lifetime. Although some other works were discovered later on they were not great in numbers. Yet, he left a great impression with his radical compositions, influencing both his contemporaries and younger generations of musicians.