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Milton Babbitt: Words about Music (Madison Lectures) Hardcover – April 1, 1987


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  • Series: Madison Lectures
  • Hardcover: 205 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; y First printing edition (April 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0299107906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299107901
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,452,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Milton Babbitt is the most intelligent and articulate of the serialist propagandists. He is very often dead wrong, but he is always worthwhile to read. His monographs published in "The Journal of Music Theory" and elsewhere have been very influential, but as far as I know they have never been collected in book form. This is a valuable compendium of his thought. The last lecture reprises the argument of his notorious "Who Cares If You Listen?" article. For a reprint of the original article and an apposite rebuttal, see "Music in the Western World: A History in Documents" edited by Piero Weiss and Richard F. Taruskin.
I also recommend (very much) PENTATONIC SCALES FOR THE JAZZ-ROCK KEYBOARDIST by Jeff Burns.
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