Henryk Górecki

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music. According to critic Alex Ross, no recent classical composer has had as much commercial success as Górecki. Górecki became a leading figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin cultural thaw. His Webernian-influenced serialist works of the 1950s and 1960s were characterized by adherence to dissonant modernism and drew influence from Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Krzysztof Penderecki and Kazimierz Serocki. He continued in this direction throughout the 1960s, but by the mid-1970s had changed to a less complex sacred minimalist sound, exemplified by the transitional Symphony No. 2 and the hugely popular Symphony No. 3. This later style developed through several other distinct phases, from such works as his 1979 Beatus Vir, to the 1981 choral hymn Miserere, the 1993 Kleines Requiem für eine Polka and his requiem Good Night.
He was largely unknown outside Poland until the mid-to late 1980s, and his fame arrived in the 1990s.

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Quasi Una Fantasia: String Quartet No. 2, Op.64--lV. Allegro - Sempre Con GrandA Nonesuch Retrospective9:46
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Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka: I. TranquilloA Nonesuch Retrospective9:41
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Górecki : Symphony No.3 Op.36, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' : I Lento, sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabileGórecki : Symphony No.3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'30:48
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Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka: II. Allegro impetuoso - marcatissimoHenryk Górecki: Kleines Requiem / Harpsichord Concerto / Good Night5:07
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For You Ann Lill Op.58New Music Masters10:03
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Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), Opus 39: Oj, Kiedy No Powislu (Oh, When in Powisle), non troppoHenryk Górecki: Miserere1:13
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Górecki : Symphony No.3 Op.36, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' : III Lento cantabile - sempliceGórecki : Symphony No.3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'18:09
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Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": II. Lento e largo (feat. Stefania Woytowicz)Górecki : Symphony No.3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'10:15
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Good Night: III. Lento - largo: dolcissimo - cantabilissimoHenryk Górecki: Kleines Requiem / Harpsichord Concerto / Good Night9:29
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Good NightHenryk Górecki: Kleines Requiem / Harpsichord Concerto / Good Night6:50
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