Anton Webern is among the most important composer and music theorists of 20th-century music called as avant-garde. In the first stage of this study the ‘serial music understanding’ to which Anton Webern has contributed significantly in terms of theory and composition is presented in the context of the general situation of 20th century music. In the later stages, the component-complement connection of the composer's works and the simplicity principle, which is considered to be one of the most important building blocks of the music style, are discussed. In this process while making theoretical determinations through selected works of the composer, sensory and intellectual impressions in his works have been disclosed. In this way, it is expected that the composer will be understood better and the analysis will contribute to the theory, practice and listening processes.
Anton Webern, twelve tone music, serial music, new music, simplicity in music