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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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Author of the book, "Words about Music." The book was based on his six lectures from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. 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 »


His students have included Mario Davidovsky, John Eaton, and Stephen Sondheim. See more »

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