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Title
Concerto for piano and orchestra
Composer
György Ligeti 1923-2006
Conductor
Pierre Boulez 1925-2016
Performer
Ensemble InterContemporain
Publisher
Deutsche Grammophon, 1994
1 cd
Recording date
1992, 1993
EAN
0028943980821
CDR
BEX0346

About György Ligeti

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György Sándor Ligeti (; Hungarian: Ligeti György Sándor [ˈliɡɛti ˈɟørɟ ˈʃaːndor]; 28 May 1923 – 12 June 2006) was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century" and "one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time".

Born in Transylvania, Romania, he lived in the Hungarian People's Republic before emigrating to Austria in 1956. He became an Austrian citizen in 1968. In 1973 he became professor of composition at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater, where he worked until retiring in 1989. He died in Vienna in 2006.

Restricted in his musical style by the authorities of Communist Hungary, only when he reached the West in 1956 could Ligeti …Read more on Wikipedia

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