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György Ligeti

Hungarian composer
I am in a prison: one wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.

György Sándor Ligeti (28 May 192312 June 2006) was a Jewish Hungarian composer, widely seen as one of the great composers of instrumental music of the 20th century.

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  • Now there is no taboo; everything is allowed. But one cannot simply go back to tonality, it’s not the way. We must find a way of neither going back nor continuing the avant-garde. I am in a prison: one wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.
    • A lecture at the New England Conservatory in 1993, quoted on [1]

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