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Milton Babbitt (1916–2011)

Milton Babbitt was born on May 10, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Milton Byron Babbitt. He was married to Sylvia Babbitt and Sylvia Miller. He died on January 29, 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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C'è musica & musica


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 1972 C'è musica & musica (TV Series documentary)
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 2003 The Alchemists of Sound (TV Movie documentary)
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Composer for "Three Compositions for Piano." See more »

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Why refuse to recognize the possibility that contemporary music has reached a stage long since attained other forms of activity? The time has passed when the normally well-educated man without special preparation could understand the most advanced work in, for example, mathematics, philosophy, and physics. Advanced music, to the extent that it reflects the knowledge and originality of the ... See more »


He was also awarded the Joseph Bearns Prize from Columbia University in New York City for his piece, "Music for the Mass" in 1941. He was also awarded the New York Music Critics Circle Awards for "Composition of Four Instruments" in 1949 and for "Philomel" in 1964. He was awarded the Creative Arts Award from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1970. He was elected to the National ... See more »

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