On reading the post below, Raphael Mostel sent a link to a recollection of Milton Babbitt by Richard Friedman, of Music from Other Minds: "Sometime in 1966 I shared a car ride with Milton Babbitt from NYC to Bell Labs in New Jersey ... I was both nervous and awestruck, sitting in the back seat with the man himself. So what did we talk about? Benjamin Britten and his Spring Symphony. I think I had just heard it on the radio and brought it up as something to talk about. A lively discussion (every discussion with Milton was lively) between us carried on for most of the trip, with [Benjamin] Boretz and [Charles] Dodge sitting somewhat amazed in the front seats. Babbitt said at one point: 'I wish I could get my students to listen to Britten and the Spring Symphony.'"