Yes, Ligeti was very much alive when 2001 was filmed. Actually, he died
in 2006, 5 years after they found the monolith.
Mike Richter wrote:
> Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
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>>> Classical Music Imperiled: Can You Hear the Shrug? By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
>> It is also worth noting that the reason classical music was often
>> heard in
>> film scores (or in music recommended to accompany silent films...) was
>> simply the fact that most of it was written before the era of
>> rights groups and publisher royalties...
>> Steven C. Barr
> Even allowing for the overstatement - surely, only *one* of the
> reasons - the above is at best questionable. "Classical" music has
> been composed for and used in film from the era of silents through
> 2001 A Space Odyssey and beyond. Of course, there is always question
> about which music is classical. However, much of the music used is in
> copyright even if not composed explicitly for the film.
> Needless to say, 'silent' films were not silent. Many had explicit
> scores such as those composed by Charlie Chaplin and the masterworks
> of Prokofiev for Eisenstein. Of course, most relied on improvisation
> from the organist who would be more likely to use standard themes than
> to quote either classical or popular tunes.