RIP: Henryk Górecki, 1933-2010

November 13th, 2010, 11:57 am by Sara

Polish contemporary classical music composer Henryk Górecki died Friday, November 12 of complications due to a lung infection.

Born in 1933, the fiercly individualistic composer wrote in a broad range of styles, moving from his early avant-garde compositions to his later sacred minimalist works. He is best known for Miserere, a choral work that commemorates police violence against the Polish Solidarity movement, and his Symphony No. 3, an achingly gorgeous lamentation for soprano and orchestra.

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One thought on “RIP: Henryk Górecki, 1933-2010”

  1. Roger Green says:

    Hauntingly beautiful.

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