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György Sándor Ligeti; (May 28, 1923 – June 12, 2006) was a Jewish Hungarian composer born in Romania who later became an Austrian citizen.

Ligeti received his initial musical training in the conservatory at Kolozsvár (Cluj, Transylvania, Romania). His education was interrupted in 1944 when, as a Jew, he was forced to labor by the Nazis. At the same time his parents, brother, and other relatives were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, his mother being the only survivor. Following the… read more

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  • Avatar for LeoReis92
    I personally enjoy a lot of avant-garde prog metal artists too, especially Toby Driver's stuff. That said, I'd recommend Ligeti's chamber music: the urgency and even the heaviness (if you can see heaviness beyond distortions, drums and growls) are there too. Also, an uneasy, dark feeling permeates those Ligeti's works I referred to, similar to some of Kayo Dot's ambient-oriented sections. But that's just my opinion and perceptions.
  • Avatar for whenyrsad
    the pith, the absolute center of creation.
  • Avatar for meta-l
    Ligeti's where it's at
  • Avatar for cletus77
    By what opus should a greenhorn begin with?
  • Avatar for der666
    Just stick to metal mate
  • Avatar for Sanity_Theorist
    Maybe I was a bit too quick to judge...especially given my interest in avant-prog/avant-garde metal. Can you guys explain his appeal exactly?
  • Avatar for ilikevomit
    как же хорошо it's like you transcend to another place,a better one
  • Avatar for The_SchizoidMan
    Requiem is the scariest piece of music ever made by far.
  • Avatar for Ukunlayak
    His requiem is so damn badass....
  • Avatar for bl4kr4bb1t
    I just love Continuum.

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