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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Henryk Górecki

Polish composer Henryk Górecki died last week. He wrote one of my favorite pieces of music, the moving, powerful Symphony #3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). I've introduced it to a few dozen people over the years. I'd recommend the Zinman/Upshaw recording that's excerpted here. (I featured this clip before in a post about music and composers connected to the Holocaust.) RIP.

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1 comment:

driouxcipher said...

He was an excellent composer -- his choral music is especially gorgeous. The Symphony #3 is a true masterpiece of the 20th Century. And the Upshaw recording is the definitive one, as far as I'm concerned.