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Milton Babbitt: Portrait Of A Serial Composer

January 13, 2011 Watch the premiere of Robert Hilferty and Laura Karpman's film about the pioneering composer.

The American composer and teacher Milton Babbitt died Saturday, Jan. 29 at age 94. For years, New York-based journalist and filmmaker Robert Hilferty had been constructing a documentary on Babbitt. It was a quirky, loving look at a man regarded by many as a composer of "difficult" music. Hilferty left the film unfinished when he died in 2009. Composer and former Babbitt student Laura Karpman has now completed Hilferty's film.

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