"Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche, sondern die Bewahrung und das Weiterreichen des Feuers" - Gustav Mahler
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Milton Babbitt Obituary
There's a well-informed obit in the NY Times on Milton Babbitt, "A Composer who gloried in Complexity". Read it HERE Strange isn't it, how serialism is more connected with American composers but always blamed on Europeans? As someone once said, the 12 tone system was a springboard not a straitjacket.