Henryk Mikołaj Górecki was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music. According to critic Alex Ross, no recent classical composer has had as much. This incomplete list of compositions by Henryk Górecki is sorted by opus number. Much of Three Dances, Op. 34, full orchestra (); Amen, Op. 35, chorus a cappella (); Symphony No. 3 ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, Op. Amen is one of the first three works for unaccompanied choir written by Górecki between and The piece is a tribute paid by the composer to the.

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After building to a climax, the music shifts to parallel motion, the lower voices doubling the upper ones an octave apart.

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Something somewhere had been lost to them. By the mids, his work began to attract a more international audience, and in the London Sinfonietta held a weekend of concerts in which his work was played alongside that of the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.


As befitting a meditation, perhaps, the piece is designed as a series of “breaths,” with the music expanding outward and then back in. BBC, March 22, Polish, Czech, and German. But his own struggles with illness and external difficulties must have colored his beliefs.

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The third aken the text of a Silesian folk song which describes the pain of a mother searching for a son killed in the Silesian uprisings. In any case, it has proved to be an abiding favorite gorefki choirs, both within Poland and abroad. The text, being a single word, suggested a more abstract approach to musical structure. The weak fell by the wayside but those who graduated under him became, without exception, respected composers”. Jazz Latin New Age.

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In the same DVD he stated that in Mozart and Schubert he found so many new things, new musical goreckk. The first three concerts featured string quartets and the works of three living composers: Retrieved 12 November He could be ruthless in his opinions. Twelve-tone and serial composers.

Retrieved November 12, While the first and third movements are written from the perspective of a parent who has lost goreckki child, the second movement is from that of a child separated from a parent. Choreographer Lydia Johnson seems like the type of person who would be good in an emergency Introspection Late Night Partying.


If you cannot live without music, then write. He is considered to be a founder of the so-called New Polish School.

Amen for chorus, Op. 35

Archived from the original on But there were always three cultures present: Building on Krzysztof Droba’s classifications, she further divides this period into two phases: Retrieved June 22, Even untilhe was firmly ensconced in the minds of the Warsaw Autumn public as a leader of the Polish Modern School, alongside Penderecki.

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The folk art, all the art, had no boundaries. Inhe composed his Miserere for a large choir in remembrance of police violence against the Solidarity movement. Retrieved 13 November