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György Ligeti

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György Sándor Ligeti was born on May 28, 1923, in the Transylvanian town of Dicso ̋szentmárton (Hungarian, “Glorious Saint Martin”), which as of 1920 was in Romania; its Romanian name is Tîrna ̆veni. He moved to Budapest for study, fled Hungary for Vienna and Germany in 1956, and died in Vienna on June 12, 2006.

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