György Ligeti  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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György Sándor Ligeti (May 28, 1923June 12, 2006) was a Jewish Hungarian composer born in Romania who later became an Austrian citizen. 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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