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György Ligeti (1923–2006)

1941-43 he began his study of composition under Ferenc Farkas; 1945-49 he continued at the Budapest Music Academy under the same teacher and Sándor Veress. 1950-56 he was lecturer in Harmony and Counterpoint at the Academy at Budapest. Left Hungary toward the end of 1956. 1957-59 freelance work at the Studio for electronic music of the West German ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in Vienna, Austria

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 2011 Orson Welles's the Other Side of the Wind: A Film by Orson Welles (Short) (writer: "Hungarian Rock (Chaconne) for barrel organ")
 2010 Hjernevask (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Likestillingsparadokset (2010) ... ("Artikulation")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "LONTANO" (1967), "TWO ETUDES: HARMONIES")
 2008 Suuri performanssi (TV Movie) (writer: "Jupiter and Beyond")
 2008 Polyformia (Short) (music: "Lotano")
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) ("De Natura Sonoris", "Adventures")
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (writer: "Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs, and Orchestra")
 2005 Lemming (writer: "Continuum: Etüde für Klavier")
 1999 Mission Hill (TV Series) (writer: "Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra")
 1999 Eyes Wide Shut (writer: "Musica Ricercata II: Mesto, Rigido e Cerimonale" (1950))
 1995 Heat (writer: "Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra")
 1991 'Merci la vie' (music: "Musica ricercata (Tempo di valse)")
 1986/I Requiem (Short) ("Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra")
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Unfair Exchanges (1985) ... (music: "String Quartet No.2" - uncredited)
 1984 2010 ("LUX AETERNA")
 1980 The Shining (writer: "Lontano" - uncredited)
 1978 The Silent Witness (Documentary) (music: "Atmospheres" - uncredited)
 1972 A Warning to the Curious (TV Movie) (music: "Atmospheres" - uncredited)
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (music: "Atmospheres" (1961), "Lux Aeterna" (1966), "Requiem" (1963), "Adventures" (1962) (uncredited))
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Other Works:

(post 1988 ?) Piano Concerto(1985-88) Etudes for Piano, six(1985) Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano(1982) Hungarian Rock, for harpsichord(1978) Passacaglia Ungherese, for harpsichord(1978) In a Gently Flowing Movement, for two pianos(1976) Self Portrait With Reich and Riley, for two pianos(1976) Monument, for two pianos(1976) Le ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

"My life in the Nazi era and under communist rule was full of risks, and I believe I still reflect this feeling." - from an Austria Press Agency interview.

Trivia:

Renown contemporary music conductor [error] premiered and recorded several of Ligeti's orchestral works, including "Atmosphères" and "Lontano," which were heard in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980). See more »

Trademark:

Sound-cluster-based atonal music

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