György Ligeti gets a plaque on his Hamburg refugemain
The Hungarian exile, who died in Vienna in June 2006, has been commemorated by the city of Hamburg on the wall of the house where he wrote many of his masterpieces over 30 years from 1973. His widow, Vera, attended the ceremony, along with dozens of former Ligeti students, colleagues and musicians.
I remember the house well, on a soporific suburban street, flooded with lake light.
photo (c) Betty Freeman/Lebrecht Music&Arts