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György Ligeti, 1923–2006

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  1. #1 posted by Ismo Santala

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    A behemoth.

  2. #2 posted by Eroom Nala

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    You mean he was a hippopotamus?

    Something enormous in size or power.
    often Behemoth A huge animal, possibly the hippopotamus, described in the Bible.

    behemoth

    (Job 40:15-24). Some have supposed this to be an Egyptian word meaning a
    “water-ox.” The Revised Version has here in the margin “hippopotamus,” which is
    probably the correct rendering of the word. The word occurs frequently in
    Scripture, but, except here, always as a common name, and translated “beast” or
    “cattle.”

    from dictionary.com

    :-)

  3. #3 posted by Ismo Santala

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    I was thinking of a nonsense behemoth! One wearing a pied hat! ;)

    Then again, maybe we should just call Ligeti a giant of modern music and leave the thesaurus out of it…

  4. #4 posted by Eroom Nala

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    Sorry just being silly.

    Enter Graham Chapman as the Colonel.

    “Too silly. too silly. Move along…”

  5. #5 posted by John

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    I doubt Mr Ligeti would have minded the behemoth comparison, he had a good sense of humour–one composition requires a loaded tea-tray to be thrown into a dustbin–and his opera, Le Grande Macabre, is a very surreal work.

 


 

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