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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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 2003 The Alchemists of Sound (TV Movie documentary)
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Composer of "Ensembles for Synthesizer." See more »

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If you know anybody who knows more popular music of the '20s or '30s than I do, I want to know who it is. I grew up playing every kind of music in the world and I know more pop music from the '20s and '30s, it's because of where I grew up. We had to imitate Jan Garber one night; we had to imitate Jean Goldkette the next night. We heard everything from the radio; we had to do it all by ear. We ... See more »


He was a 16 year old student at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1932. In 1933, he became a composition student at Marion Bauer and Philip James at New York University in New York City. He studied privately with Roger Sessions. In 1938, he was invited to join the Princeton Composition Faculty in Princeton, New Jersey. He succeeded Sessions as the William Shubael ... See more »

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