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  1. The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt by Milton Babbitt, 2003-10-20
  2. Milton Babbitt: Words About Music (Madison Lectures) by Stephen Dembski, 1987-04-15
  3. An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt by Andrew Washburn Mead, 1994-10-31
  4. Irving Babbitt, Literature, and the Democratic Culture (Library of Conservative Thought) by Milton Hindus, 1994-01-01
  5. Triad By Milton Babbitt. For Clarinet, Viola, Piano. Modern. Score. Duration Circa 15 Minutes. by Milton Babbitt, 2010
  7. An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt.: An article from: Notes by Edward Harsh, 1996-03-01
  8. New Music for the Piano. [Piano works by Samuel Adler, Josef Alexander, Milton Babbitt and others.] Selected by Joseph Prostakoff by Joseph Prostakoff, 1963
  9. Tzadik Records Artists: Steve Lacy, Derek Bailey, Jim O'rourke, John Zorn, Luc Ferrari, Milton Babbitt, Steve Beresford, Mike Patton
  10. Juilliard School Faculty: Luciano Berio, Milton Babbitt, Itzhak Perlman, Christopher Durang, Elliott Carter, John Houseman, Tony Kushner
  11. Daniel Asia & Milton Babbitt & Robert Baksa & Daniel Pinkham.(Review) (book review): An article from: Notes by Calvin Elliker, 2001-03-01
  12. Perspectives of New Music. Spring-Summer 1986 (Milton Babbitt, 70th Birthday Forum, Part 1, and Gunther Schuller 60th Birthday Tribute) by et al Joseph N. Straus, 1986
  13. Composition for twelve Instruments. 1948; revised 1954. Study score. by Milton Byron Babbitt, 1964
  14. Composition for 12 Instruments by Milton Babbitt, 2010-01-01

1. Milton Babbitt - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
In 1982, the Pulitzer Prize board awarded a special citation to Milton Babbitt for his life s work as a distinguished and seminal American composer.
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Jump to: navigation search Milton Babbitt Born May 10 Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Genre(s) Classical Occupation(s) Composer Theorist Pedagogue Milton Byron Babbitt (born May 10 ) is an American composer . He is particularly noted for his pioneering serial and electronic music
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Babbitt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised in Jackson, Mississippi . He studied violin and later clarinet and saxophone as a child. Early in his life he showed ability in jazz and popular music Babbitt's father was a mathematician, and it was mathematics that Babbitt intended to study when he entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1931. However, he soon left and went to New York University instead, where he studied music with Philip James and Marion Bauer . There he became interested in the music of the composers of the Second Viennese School , and went on to write a number of articles on twelve tone music including the first description of combinatoriality and a serial "time-point" technique. After receiving his bachelor of arts degree from

2. American Mavericks: An Interview With Milton Babbitt
MILTON BABBITT My early musical influences began in Jackson, Mississippi. Here I grew up, of course, and my first musical influence came from a violin
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3. Greg Sandow -- The Fine Madness Of Milton Babbitt
Milton Babbitt describes his work in abstract terms, that have nothing to do with its musical flow, its emotional impact. or its meaning.
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This isn't entirely his fault, though, because Babbitt talks about music the same way. After some useful thoughts about why Schoenberg's Violin Concerto is hard to perform, he goes on (in liner notes for the CBS recording) for perhaps one-third the length of this article about its 12-tone set structure, as if nothing else mattered, adding a few words about a recurring basic form of the set as a sop to "those listeners who depend on surface similitudes to provide coherence and continuity in the first stages of their acquaintance with a work." Part of his problem is that as a self-described "logical empiricist" he's willing to make only "verifiable" statements about music, which leaves out any necessarily unverifiable reference to the passions that make people want to compose it or hear it. He's like a cryptographer who'll talk about the structure of the Japanese codes but won't tell you whether their planes are in flight toward Pearl Harbor.
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Babbitt is both too sensitive and too sensible to pretend that the "unverifiable" things aren't there or that 12-tone structure in itself could make anything worth hearing, but his unwillingness to talk about what music might mean makes his non-theoretical criticism oddly trivial. (Compare, for example, his bland description of Schoenberg's

4. Milton Babbitt - Wikiquote
Milton Babbitt,(born May 10, 1916) is an American composer. He is particularly noted for his pioneering serial and electronic music.
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  • "I can't believe that people really prefer to go to the concert hall under intellectually trying, socially trying, physically trying conditions, unable to repeat something they have missed, when they can sit at home under the most comfortable and stimulating circumstances and hear it as they want to hear it. I can't imagine what would happen to literature today if one were obliged to congregate in an unpleasant hall and read novels projected on a screen." See: recording Quoted in Classic Essays on Twentieth-Century Music ISBN 0028645812 "Somebody will ask those of us who compose with the aid of computers: 'So you make all these decisions for the computer or the electronic medium but wouldn't you like to have a performer who makes certain other decisions?' Many composers don't mind collaborating with the performer with regards to decisions of tempo, or rhythm, or dynamics, or timbre, but ask them if they would allow the performer to make decisions with regard to pitch and the answer will be 'Pitches you don't change.' Some of us feel the same way in regard to the other musical aspects that are traditionally considered secondary, but which we consider fundamental. As for the future of electronic music , it seems quite obvious to me that its unique resources guarantee its use, because it has shifted the boundaries of music away from the limitations of the acoustical

5. ARTSaha! » “Music: The Next 150 Years?”, Response By Milton Babbitt
Milton Babbitt Even WV Quine, whose gentle observation that ‘the less a field is advanced, the more its terminology rests on an uncritical assumption of

6. Milton Babbitt - Britannica Concise
Babbitt, Milton American composer and theorist known as a leading proponent of total serialism-i.e., musical composition based on prior arrangements not
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U.S. composer. At Princeton University he studied with composer Roger Sessions and later joined the faculty. He became one of the first U.S. 12-tone composers, and he was (with his Three Compositions for Piano , 1947) perhaps the first composer to write totally serialized music based on ordered structures not only of pitch but of elements such as rhythm and dynamics. Working with RCA's Mark II synthesizer from 1957 to 1975, he became one of the first Americans to write electronically synthesized music. His music was considered difficult to perform but also good-humoured and playful. document.writeln(AAMB2); Images and Media: More on "Milton Babbitt" from Britannica Concise Sondheim, Stephen (Joshua) - U.S. composer and lyricist. More on "Milton Babbitt" from the 32 Volume Babbitt, Milton - American composer and theorist known as a leading proponent of total serialism-i.e., musical composition based on prior arrangements not only of all 12 pitches of the chromatic scale (as in 12-tone music) but also of dynamics, duration, timbre (tone colour), and register. music recording - In 1967 a survey of hundreds of American composers indicated that they were almost unanimous in regarding the recordings of their works as being more important than either printed publication or live performances. Through recordings, composers gained not only an easy familiarity with the music of others but also a new medium for their own works.

7. BRIDGE 9135 - The Music Of Milton Babbitt
Milton Babbitt remains a controversial figure on today’s musical scene, with his ideas more frequently discussed than his music is actually listened to.
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Quatrains, My Ends are My Beginnings
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Download from iTunes Click here for MP3 sample Milton Babbitt Premiere recordings Quatrains Tony Arnold, soprano Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, clarinet Manifold Music Gregory D’Agostino, organ My Ends Are My Beginnings Allen Blustine, clarinet and bass clarinet Soli e Duettini William Anderson and Oren Fader, guitar Swan Song No. 1 Cygnus Ensemble Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor BRIDGE 9135

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10. Milton Babbitt
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11. Milton Babbitt
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The compositional and intellectual wisdom of Milton Babbitt has influenced a wide range of contemporary musicians. A broad array of distinguished musical achievements in the dodecaphonic system and important writings on the subject have generated increased understanding and integration of serialist language into the eclectic musical styles of the late 20th century. Babbitt is also renowned for his great talent and instinct for jazz and his astonishing command of American popular music. His All Set , for jazz ensemble, reveals an extraordinary compositional flexibility, uniquely American and vintage Babbitt.
Babbitt was born on 10 May 1916 in Philadelphia and studied composition privately with Roger Sessions. He earned degrees from New York and Princeton Universities and has been awarded honorary degrees from Middlebury College, Swarthmore College, New York University, the New England Conservatory, University of Glasgow, and Northwestern University. He taught at Princeton and The Juilliard School.
An extensive catalogue of works for multiple combinations of instruments and voice along with his pioneering achievements in synthesized sound have made Babbitt one of the most celebrated of 20th-century composers. He is a founder and member of the Committee of Direction for the Electronic Music Center of Columbia-Princeton Universities and a member of the Editorial Board of Perspectives of New Music. The recipient of numerous honors, commissions, and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize Citation for his "life's work as a distinguished and seminal American composer," Babbitt is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

12. Milton Babbitt (1916- )
milton babbitt was born in Philadelphia in 1916. His father was a mathematician, which influenced babbitt later in life. He grew up in Jackson, Mississippi,
Milton Babbitt Milton Babbitt was born in Philadelphia in 1916. His father was a mathematician, which influenced Babbitt later in life. He grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, learning the violin which he began at age four, and the clarinet and saxophone. When he was just fifteen years old, he graduated high school, and had developed ability as a jazz musician and pop music composer. In 1931, Babbitt enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of studying mathematics as his father did. He soon found that he was more interested in composing music than studying math, and he transferred to New York University. Four years later, he received his bachelor's degree, studying and Stravinsky. Babbitt found the music that most interested him, though, when he discovered twelve tone music. After graduation, he began to take composition lessons with Roger Sessions and write music related articles. He identified the possibility of using electronic instruments in classical music. Babbitt began work on his graduate degree, becoming a member of the faculty in 1938 and receiving his degree in 1942. He was awarded the Joseph Bearns Prize for one of his compositions. During World War II, he worked both as a math professor at Princeton and a mathematician for the government. Babbitt worked on his compositional skills for the next few years, and in 1948, returned to the Princeton faculty. A year later, he won his first New York Critics Circle Citation for a composition entitled Composition for Four Instruments. A composer of twelve-tone music, Babbitt invented a technique known as combinatoriality, where segments of twelve-tone rows interact with segments of other rows with identical pitch classes. He also coined the terminology used in the discussion of twelve-tone music: pitch class, time point, and the five parameters of sound (pitch, duration

13. Milton Babbitt Interview
Still going strong at age 84, renouned composer milton babbitt was a founding member of the ColumbiaPrinceton Electronic Center (see related article) where
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Milton Babbitt talks about "Philomel"
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(April 2000) Still going strong at age 84, renouned composer Milton Babbitt was a founding member of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Center (see related article ) where he created "Philomel," one of the first compositions of the synthesizer (available on New World Records).
Q: What was the origin of "Philomel"? John Hollander, the poet at Yale, knew a great deal about music and had written a lot about it. He wrote a piece for me where I would know exactly what the conditions would be- it would be for solo soprano, there would be at least four sets of speakers around the hall and that it would be a work in which I would record her voice and fabricated and modulated through the synthesizer. It was planned as a twenty minute piece at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, funded by the Ford Foundation. At the time, there were funding four or five works a year- it's indicative of our time that they (or the Rockefeller foundation) don't go near music anymore. John wrote the libretto for me and the piece was basically commissioned for a soprano, Bethany Beardsley. He gave it to me and made some modifications. John wasn't aware of the presence of audience and he didn't realize that certain conjunctions of words might sound strange. The text is highly, sonically organized. He's highly concerned about every aspect the of the English language. It was very much concerned with sound, the sound of words and the relation of the sound to words to what he would knew the music would be, even when he knew what the electronic instrumentation would be.

14. Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Babbitt
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Everything in Babbitt's music serves a constructive function. The first works in which linear succession, harmonic simultaneity, duration (including rhythm and tempo), dynamics, articulation, register, and timbre are all strictly derived from a single, all-inclusive premise were written by Babbitt in 1948. Three Compositions for piano, Compositions for Four Instruments Composition for Twelve Instruments Du a song cycle establishing a genuine serial polyphony, Composition for Viola and Piano Composition for Tenor and Six Instruments Vision and Prayer and Philomel shows his use of the human voice as an essential part of the electronic conception and are examples of combined live performance with tape. In Sounds and Words and Phonemena Composition for Synthesizer Ensembles for Synthesizer show his concern with new ways of organising time and form perception.

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milton babbitt A Discussion in 12 Parts. Published December 1, 2001 Beer and New Music babbitt s Titles and Some Personal Favorite Compositions

16. Who Cares If You Listen?
milton babbitt, High Fidelity (Feb. 1958). This article might have been entitled The Composer as Specialist or, alternatively, and perhaps less
"Who Cares if You Listen?" Milton Babbitt, High Fidelity (Feb. 1958)
This article might have been entitled "The Composer as Specialist" or, alternatively, and perhaps less contentiously, "The Composer as Anachronism." For I am concerned with stating an attitude towards the indisputable facts of the status and condition of the composer of what we will, for the moment, designate as "serious," "advanced," contemporary music. his composer expends an enormous amount of time and energy- and, usually, considerable money- on the creation of a commodity which has little, no, or negative commodity value. e is, in essence, a "vanity" composer. he general public is largely unaware of and uninterested in his music. he majority of performers shun it and resent it. Consequently, the music is little performed, and then primarily at poorly attended concerts before an audience consisting in the main of fellow 'professionals'. t best, the music would appear to be for, of, and by specialists. Towards this condition of musical and societal "isolation," a variety of attitudes has been expressed, usually with the purpose of assigning blame, often to the music itself, occasionally to critics or performers, and very occasionally to the public. But to assign blame is to imply that this isolation is unnecessary and undesirable. t is my contention that, on the contrary, this condition is not only inevitable, but potentially advantageous for the composer and his music. From my point of view, the composer would do well to consider means of realizing, consolidating, and extending the advantages.

17. Classical Music - Andante - Excellence - And Dissonance: James Levine's Programm
An Odd, Compelling Mix James Levine and the Boston Symphony in Sibelius and milton babbitt expired Boston Herald - 14 January 2005

18. Composing Thoughts: Milton Babbitt
It was a nice August morning when we met milton babbitt at a friend s home in Princeton, NJ. He was energetic and spry, both in his stories and manner you
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It was a nice August morning when we met Milton Babbitt at a friend's home in Princeton, NJ. He was energetic and spry, both in his stories and manner - you wouldn't have guess he was a nonagenarian! We also happened to be across from the old RCA electronics lab.
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