György Ligeti

1923 - 2006

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of György Ligeti has received more than 727,924 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). György Ligeti is the 119th most popular composer (down from 118th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Romania (down from 21st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Romanian Composer.

György Ligeti is most famous for his avant-garde compositions.

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Among composers, György Ligeti ranks 119 out of 1,228. Before him are Joaquín Rodrigo, Giulio Caccini, Muzio Clementi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Arthur Honegger, and Domenico Cimarosa. After him are César Cui, Emmerich Kálmán, Francisco Tárrega, Pérotin, Zoltán Kodály, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

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Among people born in 1923, György Ligeti ranks 18Before him are Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Franco Zeffirelli. After him are Mas Oyama, Carroll Shelby, Marcel Marceau, Jack Kilby, Lee Teng-hui, and Richard Attenborough. Among people deceased in 2006, György Ligeti ranks 17Before him are Heinrich Harrer, Desmond Doss, Philippe Noiret, Oriana Fallaci, Alfredo Stroessner, and Syd Barrett. After him are Joseph Barbera, Clifford Geertz, Owen Chamberlain, Paul Mauriat, Giacinto Facchetti, and Clay Regazzoni.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, György Ligeti ranks 22 out of 572. Before him are Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), Paul Celan (1920), and Stephen III of Moldavia (1433). After him are Ion Iliescu (1930), Herta Müller (1953), Theodoric I (393), Iannis Xenakis (1922), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), and Jacob L. Moreno (1889).

Among COMPOSERS In Romania

Among composers born in Romania, György Ligeti ranks 2Before him are Béla Bartók (1881). After him are Iannis Xenakis (1922), George Enescu (1881), Ion Ivanovici (1845), György Kurtág (1926), Vladimir Cosma (1940), Bálint Bakfark (1507), Péter Eötvös (1944), and Sándor Veress (1907).