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Milton Babbitt

Milton BabbittAKA Milton Byron Babbitt

Born: 10-May-1916
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 29-Jan-2011
Location of death: Princeton, NJ
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Music for Synthesizer

Avant-garde composer, creator of the first compositions for synthesizers.

Father: Albert E. Babbitt
Mother: Sarah Potamkin
Wife: Sylvia Miller (m. 1939, d. 2005, one son, one daughter)

    University: University of Pennsylvania (dropped out)
    University: New York University (1935)
    University: MFA, Princeton University (1942)
    Professor: Princeton University (1938-)
    Professor: Juilliard School (1971-)

    Pulitzer Prize 1982 (special citation)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1960
    MacArthur Fellowship (1986-91)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author of books:
The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt (2003)


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