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Milton Byron Babbitt
1916 - 2011
United States of America, PA
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M.B. Babbitt
Milton Babbitt (10/05/1916 - 29/01/2011), an American composer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
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.
In 1982 he received a special Pulitzer citation for the body of his work.
A solo requiem
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1977
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:W. Shakespeare, G.M. Hopkins, G. Meredith, A. Stramm and J. Dryden
Label(s):Nonesuch N-78006 (LP)
Requiem for soprano and two pianos. Text from William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ (1844-1889), the English writer George Meredith (1828-1909), the German playwright August Stramm (1874-1915) and the English poet, dramatist, and critic John Dryden (1631-1700).
Author:Steven G. Estrella
Source:http://stevenestrella.com/composers/
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G.M. Hopkins
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G. Meredith
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J. Dryden
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A. Stramm
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W. Shakespeare
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