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Milton Babbitt 2014

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Biography

Milton Babbitt Milton Babbitt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received his early musical training in Jackson, Mississippi. Even at this stage, he revealed an innate flair for mathematics and this, along with his artistic abilities, determined the formulation of many of his musical theories. His academic studies included degree courses at both New York and Princeton where, as a student, he took private lessons in composition with Roger Sessions. His teaching career at Princeton began in 1943 when he gave lessons in music theory and mathematics and in 1960 he was made William Shubael Conant Professor of Music. Over the years he has been associated with many prestigious academic establishments including the Juilliard School; the Rubin Academy,Jerusalem; Berkshire Music Centre (Tanglewood); Darmstadt Summer Course; New England Conservatory, Massachusetts and the Composers’ Conference at Johnson State in Vermont. A founder member of the Committee of Direction, Electronic Music Centre of Columbia-Princeton Universities; member of the Editorial Board, Perspectives of New Music and member of the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation, Milton Babbitt has written many articles and reviews which have gained him a reputation not just as a composer but also as a theorist. He received the New York Music Critics’ Citation in 1949 and 1964, held a Guggenheim grant in 1961 and was elected member of the National Institute of the Arts and Letters in 1965. His work in the field of electronic music and his exploration of the technique of integral serialism have influenced the musical thinking of many young American composers. In 1980 he received a Doctorate of Music from the University of Glasgow. Milton Babbitt died on 29 January 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey at the age of 94.

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WORK LIST

Solo Instrumental About Time (1982) 12 minutes For Solo Piano EP 66947 Allegro penseroso (1999) 18 minutes For Solo Piano EP 67968 Canonical Form (1983) 13 minutes For Solo Piano EP 66979 Composition for Guitar 8 minutes For Solo Guitar EP 67028 Composition for One Instrument and Ben (1999) 1 minute For Celeste Composed for Ben Weber EP 68321 Concerto Piccolino (1999) 3½ minutes For Solo Vibraphone Dedicated to Peter Jarvis and the Composers Guild of New Jersey EP 68151 Danci (1996) For Guitar EP 68366 Emblems (1989) 10 minutes For Solo Piano EP 67474 It Takes Twelve to Tango (1984) c. 3 minutes For Solo Piano EP 67557 Lagniappe (1985) 8½ minutes For Solo Piano EP 67144 Manifold Music (1995) 8 minutes For Organ EP 67756 Melismata (1982) 13 minutes For Solo Violin EP 66946 Minute Waltz (1977) 1 minute For Solo Piano More Melismata (2006) For Solo Cello In celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Juilliard School EP 68198 My Ends are My Beginnings (1978) 16 minutes For Solo Bass Clarinet EP 66876


WORK LIST

None but the Lonely Flute (1991) 8 minutes For Solo Flute EP 67535 Occasional Variations (1968-71) c. 10 minutes For Electronic Tape EP 66411R Overtime (1987) 3 minutes For Solo Piano EP 67270 Play it again, Sam (1989) 10 minutes For Solo Viola EP 67475 Post-Partitions (1966) 3½ minutes For Solo Piano EP 66407 Preludes, Interludes and Postlude (1991) 13 minutes For Solo Piano EP 67536 Tableaux (1974) 9½ minutes For Solo Piano EP 66560 Tutte Le Corde (1994) 14 minutes For Solo Piano EP 67636

Vocal A Lifetime or So (2001) For Tenor and Piano EP 68378 A Solo Requiem (1976) 25 minutes For Soprano solo and 2 Pianos Text: Shakespeare, G. M. Hopkins, G. Meredith, A. Stramm and J. Dryden EP 66877 A Waltzer in the House (2003) 11 minutes For Voice and Vibraphone Text: Stanley Kunitz EP 68114 An Elizabethan Sextette (1979) 11½ minutes For Women’s Voices in 6 Parts Text: Elizabeth I, Barnabe Googe, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Danyel, Thomas Campion, Micheal East EP 66875 Autobiography of the Eye (2004) For Voice and Cello Text: Paul Auster EP 68179 Four Cavalier Settings (1991) 8 minutes For Tenor and Piano Text: Thomas Carew, Robert Herrick EP 67533


WORK LIST

Glosses (1988) 8 minutes For Boys’ Chorus (SSAA) Text: John Hollander from Psalm 150 EP 67347 Mehr Du (1991) 8 minutes For Mezzo-soprano, Viola and Piano Text: Poems by August Stramm EP 67534 More Phonemena (1978) 12½ minutes For 12 Part Mixed Chorus a capella EP 66871 No Longer Very Clear (1994) c. 3 minutes For Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Violoncello In celebration of the 50th anniversary of WNYC Text: John Ashbery EP 68355 Now Evening after Evening (2002) 3 minutes For Voice and Piano Text: Italian Eclogues by Derek Walcott EP 68180 Pantun (2000) c. 3 minutes For Soprano and Piano EP 86169 Phonemena (1969) 4½ minutes For Soprano and Piano/Tape EP 66641 Sanctus 5 minutes For Choir Souper (1987) 2 minutes For Voice (Sprechstimme) and Ensemble - Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano EP 67733 Two Sonnets (1955) 7½ minutes For Baritone, Clarinet, Viola, Violoncello Text: Gerard Manley Hopkins EP 66610 Two Theatrical Songs 3 minutes For Solo Voice and Orchestra EP 66842

Duos/Ensemble Accompanied Recitative (1994) 2 minutes For Soprano Saxophone and Piano EP 67869 Arie da Capo (1974) 14 minutes For Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano EP 66584 (Set of Parts: EP 66584a) Arrivals and Departures (1994) c. 2 minutes For 2 Violins EP 68368


WORK LIST

Ars Combinatoria (1981) 19 minutes For Ensemble 2(picc).1.Ca.1.B-cl.2(Cbsn)—2.2.1.1—3perc—Hp—Cel—Pf—Str EP 66878 Clarinet Quintet (1996) 23 minutes For Clarinet and String Quartet EP 67758 (Set of Parts: EP 67758a) Composition (1950) 10 minutes For Viola and Piano EP 66408 Consortini (1989) 20 minutes For Flute, 2 Percussion, Piano and Violin EP 67319 (Set of Parts: EP 67319a) Counterparts (1992) 20 minutes For 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba EP 67633 (Set of Parts: EP 67633a) Don (1981) 5 minutes For Piano, 4 Hands EP 66944 Dual (1980) 15 minutes For Violoncello and Piano EP 66874 Encore (2006) For Violin and Piano EP 68189 Envoi (1990) 10 minutes For Piano, 4 Hands EP 67532 Fanfare (1987) 4½ minutes For 4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, Trombone and Tuba EP 67193 Fanfare for all (1993) 2 minutes For 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba EP 67610 Four Play (1984) 13 minutes For Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano EP 67027 (Set of Parts: EP 67027a) From the Psalter (2002) 4½ minutes For Soprano Solo and String Orchestra EP 68037 Groupwise (1983) 15 minutes For Flute, Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Piano EP 67001 (Set of Parts: EP 67001a) Images (1979) 10½ minutes For Saxophone (E-Flat Alto, B-Flat Soprano, E-Flat Sopranino) and Synthesized Tape EP 66872 Little Goes a Long Way (2000) 15 minutes For Violin and Piano EP 68036


WORKI LIST

Paraphrases (1979) 12½ minutes For Ensemble 1.1(Ca).1.B-cl,1—1.1.1.1—Pf EP 66873 Piano Quartet (1995) 23 minutes For Piano and String Trio EP 67757 (Set of Parts: EP 67757a) Quartet for Piano and Strings (1995) For Piano, Violin, Viola and Violoncello EP 67757 Reflections (1975) 9½ minutes For Piano and Synthesized Sound EP 66642 Septet but Equal (1992) 25 minutes For 3 Clarinets, Piano and String Trio EP 67773 (Set of Parts: EP 67773a) Sextets (1966) 13 minutes For Violin and Piano EP 66409 Soli e Duettini (1989) 12 minutes For 2 Guitars EP 67476 Soli e Duettini (1989) 12 minutes For Flute and Guitar EP 67555 Soli e Duettini (1990) 11 minutes For Violin and Viola EP 67556 String Quartet No. 3 (1970) 18½ minutes For String Quartet EP 66406 String Quartet No. 4 (1970) 16 minutes For String Quartet EP 66410 (Set of Parts: EP 66410a) String Quartet No. 5 (1982) 16 minutes For String Quartet EP 66943 String Quartet No. 6 (1993) 25 minutes For String Quartet EP 67634 Swan Song No.1 (2003) 11 minutes For Flute, Oboe, Mandolin, Guitar, Violin and Violoncello EP 68038 The Crowded Air (1988) 10 minutes For Ensemble 1.1.1.1—0.0.0.0—Pf—Gtr—Mrba—Str(1.0.1.1.1) EP 67310


WORK LIST

The Head of the Bed (1982) 22½ minutes For Soprano Solo, Flute, Clarinet, Violin and Violoncello Text: John Hollander EP 66945 The Joy of More Sextets (1986) 20 minutes For Violin and Piano EP 67192 Three Theatrical Songs (1946) 5 minutes For Voice and Piano EP 66842 Transfigured Notes (1986) 19 minutes For String Orchestra EP 67194 Triad (1994) 15 minutes For Clarinet, Viola, Piano EP 67635 When Shall We Three Meet Again? (1996) 18 minutes For Flute, Clarinet and Vibraphone EP 67870 (Set of Parts: EP 67870a) Whirled Series (1987) 13 minutes For Alto Saxophone and Piano EP 67264

Orchestral Concerti for Orchestra (2004) 30 minutes For Orchestra EP 68084 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1985) 20 minutes Piano Solo—2(picc).2(Ca).3(E-Flat, B-cl).2(Cbsn)—3.2.3.1—Perc—Hp—Str EP 67087 Piano Concerto No. 2 (1998) 30 minutes For Solo Piano and Orchestra EP 67868


WORK LIST


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