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Archive: May 2014 (3 Posts)

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Ligeti Split—a Quick Birthday Greeting, with Consequences

Posted by: David Plylar

Happy Birthday, György Ligeti! The great composer was born this day in 1923, and since his passing in 2006 his music has continued to inspire. The Library of Congress has a special relationship with one of Ligeti’s works in particular: Ramifications for string orchestra or twelve solo strings. Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation …