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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Schirmer NewsSpring 2011

Milton Babbitt In Memory

Milton Babbitt died in Princeton, NJ, at the age of 94 on January 29, 2011. Babbitt's compositional and intellectual wisdom influenced a wide range of contemporary musicians.

Milton Babbitt
Milton Babbitt.

His achievements in the serial system and important writings on the subject led to understanding and integration of that musical language into the eclectic musical styles of the late 20th century. Babbitt was 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. He studied composition privately with Roger Sessions and earned degrees from New York and Princeton Universities. His many honors and awards included a MacArthur Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize Citation for his "life's work as a distinguished and seminal American composer." Babbitt was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

list of works published by Associated Music Publishers

obituary in The New York Times by Allan Kozinn

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