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Boretz, Benjamin (Aaron)

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Boretz, Benjamin (Aaron), American composer, writer on music, and teacher; b. N.Y., Oct. 3, 1934. He studied piano and cello, and received lessons in conducting from Julius Rudel and in harpsichord from Erwin Bodky. He was educated at Brooklyn Coll. (B.A., 1954), Brandéis Univ. (M.F.A., 1957), and Princeton Univ. (M.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1970). Among his composition mentors were Arthur Berger, Irving Fine, Lukas Foss, Darius Milhaud, and Roger Sessions. He taught at N.Y. Univ. (1964–69) and Columbia Univ. (1969–72). In 1973 he joined the faculty of Bard Coll., where he taught until becoming prof. emeritus in 1997. He also was founderdirector of its Music Program Zero (1989–97). From 1962 to 1969 he was music critic of The Nation . With Berger, he founded Perspectives of New Music in 1961, and served as its co-ed, until 1964, and then as its ed. until 1983, and again in 1994-95. He was a visiting prof, at the Univ. of Calif. at Los Angeles and at Santa Barbara in 1991-92. In 1998 he became co-ed, of Open Space Magazine . In addition to his writings in various books and journals, he publ. the vols. Language, as a Music (1980), Talk: If I Am a musical thinker (1985), Music Columns from The Nation, 1962-68 (1980), and Meta-Variations: Studies in the Foundations of Musical Thought (1994).

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