Friday, February 04, 2011

Milton Babbitt, conservative iconoclast

Beloved teacher and iconoclastic atonal composer Milton Babbitt passed away this weekend in Princeton, NJ at the age of 94. Unbeknownst to many, he was also a political conservative, something rarely if ever talked about in the classical music world where, even today, you need Marxist credentials to get your ticket punched. For an appreciation with links, check out the "Curtain Up!" column at the Washington Times Communities.

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