Gyorgi Ligeti Has Died

2001: A Space Odyssey Composer Gyorgi Ligeti Dies, AP

"Composer Gyorgy Ligeti, who fled Hungary after the 1956 revolution and gained fame for his opera "Le Grand Macabre" and his work on the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," died Monday. He was 83."

Editor's note:I first saw "2001" at the age of 13 on a giant Cinerama screen when it was first released. To this day I am not certain what part of the film left the greatest impression on me at the time - the imagery, the story, or the music - especially Ligeti's haunting compositions - which served to knit everything together.

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