György Ligeti

1923 - 2006

György Ligeti

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 687,779 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 118th most popular composer.

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.99

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Among composers, György Ligeti ranks 118 out of 1,008Before him are Guillaume Du Fay, Alma Mahler, Francisco Tárrega, Muzio Clementi, Manuel de Falla, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. After him are Benjamin Britten, Anton Rubinstein, Johannes Ockeghem, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Max Bruch, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

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Among people born in 1923, György Ligeti ranks 18Before him are Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, Irma Grese, Nadine Gordimer, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. After him are Marcel Marceau, René Favaloro, Mas Oyama, Alan Shepard, Jack Kilby, and Richard Attenborough. Among people deceased in 2006, György Ligeti ranks 17Before him are Saparmurat Niyazov, Oriana Fallaci, Philippe Noiret, Heinrich Harrer, Owen Chamberlain, and Desmond Doss. After him are Syd Barrett, Bülent Ecevit, Clay Regazzoni, Steve Irwin, Ibrahim Rugova, and Joseph Barbera.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, György Ligeti ranks 21 out of 421Before him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla Kun (1886), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), Herta Müller (1953), and Ion Iliescu (1930). After him are János Bolyai (1802), George Enescu (1881), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Theodoric I (393), Hermann Oberth (1894), and Mihai Eminescu (1850).

Among COMPOSERS In Romania

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

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