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Gyorgy Sandor Ligeti

Composer György Sándor Ligeti died on Monday. He was 83. Ligeti passed away in Vienna, Austria, after battling a long illness and spending the last three weeks confined to a wheelchair.

György Sándor Ligeti (born May 28, 1923) was a Jewish Hungarian composer born in Romania who later became an Austrian citizen. He is widely seen as one of the great composers of instrumental music of the 20th century. Many of his works are well known in classical music circles, but among the general public, he is probably best known for his opera Le Grand Macabre and the various pieces which feature prominently in the Stanley Kubrick films 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut.

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