Posted: Jun 12, 2006
Gyorgy Ligeti, Central-European Composer of Bleakness and Humor, Dies at 83 Gyorgy Ligeti, the Central European composer whose music was among the most innovative of the last half of the 20th century — sometimes eerie, sometimes humorous usually fantastical and always polished — died yesterday in Vienna. He was 83.
His family confirmed his death but declined to divulge the cause, saying only that he had been ill for several years.
Mr. Ligeti produced much of his pioneering music against the bac...