Born in 1923 to Hungarian parents in Dicsöszentmárton (now Târnarveni) in Transylvania, Romania, Ligeti survived the Nazi occupation, although his family did not. He fled Budapest in 1956 and eventually became an Austrian citizen. His musical influences were members the European avant-garde of the 1960's: Stockhausen, Eimert, and Koenig. Excerpts of three of his scores reached mass audiences via the soundtrack recording of the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Various characteristics of Ligeti's music discussed and demonstrated, some offering creative activities using the techniques.
Biography, chronology, and musical development are interwoven in this entry from the Saxophone Music Information Website. Includes links to related sites.
Entry from Musicalics with life, comments on his music, and links.
György Ligeti (1923-)
Miscellaneous vocal pieces from the Lied and Song Texts pages at REC Music including some in English translation.
IMDb: György Ligeti (I)
Filmography includes biography with actor and composer credits, including The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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