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"Both György Ligeti and Dutch composer Robert Heppener belong to the generation born in the 1920s that formed the basis for the post-war avant-garde. The 1966 premiere of Ligeti's Lux Aeterna (now best known from its use by Stanley Kubrick in his film 2001: A Space Odyssey) marked nothing short of the birth of a new musical language. His later 'Sonata For Solo Viola' simultaneously evokes the polyphony of the 14th century and certain varieties of ethnic music. Written in the 1990s, it continues to emphasize complex mechanical rhythms, but in a less densely chromatic idiom. Heppener's 'Im Gestein,' a cycle of lieder to poems by Paul Celan that won Heppener the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize in 1993, is here recorded for the first time."