Milton Babbitt

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Milton Byron Babbitt (born May 10, 1916) is an American composer. He is best known for his pioneering serial and electronic music.

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  • "I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media."[1]   
Simple: I think that a composer would do better if he only composed music for himself.


  1. French, Peter A.; Howard K. Wettstein (2003). Meaning in the arts. Blackwell Pub. ISBN 1405108916. 

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