Exposed Fifths
classical music blog
June 13, 2006
Ligeti is dead
The death of composer Gyorgy Ligeti earlier today seems to have shaken the Classical Community to the core. Viewed as one of the 20th Century's Greats, he had half a century of compositions behind him, of which the Symphonic Poem for 100 Metronomes seems the most curious and experimental. Then there is also Lux Aeterna, of 2001 fame, and the 3 Momumental Books of Piano Etudes, massively polyrhythmic, and full of Virtuosic outbursts. A nice entry point for those totally unfamiliar with Ligeti's works.

Sequenza 21 is a forum for Modern Composers. and they, of course, have tracked this event closely. Read the comments on this page to see what they're thinking. Here.