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Henryk Gorecki

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music. 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 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). 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.

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Recent Gorecki releases

Classical Chillout (Vinyl LP)
Classical Chillout (Vinyl LP)

£24.26

(Warner)

Gorecki - Zan Tontemiquico, Trio Concerto, Trio Titanic
Gorecki - Zan Tontemiquico, Trio Concerto, Trio Titanic

£12.56

(Dux)

Gorecki - Symphony no.3 (Vinyl LP)
Gorecki - Symphony no.3 (Vinyl LP)

£21.56

(Domino Records)

Goreccy: Music by Henryk & Mikolaj Gorecki
Goreccy: Music by Henryk & Mikolaj Gorecki

£15.26

(Warner)