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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His father Roman — worked at the goods office of a local railway station, but was an amateur musician, while his mother Otylia —played piano. It includes a great deal of detail about the composer’s life and work, including the fact that he achieved cult status thanks to valuable exposure on Classic FM.
He was largely unknown outside Poland until the mid-to late s, and his fame arrived in the s. He spent the following twenty months in a hospital in Germany, where he underwent four operations.
Inhe was promoted to assistant professor,  and developed a fearsome reputation among his students for his often blunt personality. In any case, it has proved to be an abiding favorite among choirs, both within Poland and abroad.
List of compositions by Henryk Górecki
This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat A conversation with Bruce Duffie “. The Epitafium “Epitaph” he submitted marked a new phase in his development as a composer,  and was described as representing “the most colourful and vibrant expression of the new Polish wave”. The event led to a commission to write for the Warsaw Autumn Festival.
The folk art, all the art, had no boundaries. Musical Quarterly After building to a climax, the music shifts to parallel motion, borecki lower voices doubling the upper ones an octave apart.
If you can live without music for two or three amne, then don’t write — it might be better to spend the time with a girl or with a beer.
His first works, dating from the last half of the s, were in the avant-garde style of Webern and other serialists of that time. There follows a rather triumphant, glorious passage, in which the inner voices spin narrow melodies while the outer voices repeat the tonic notes of a sustained A major sonority. As befitting a meditation, perhaps, the piece is designed as a series of “breaths,” with the music expanding outward and then back gorecmi.
Retrieved November 12, Otylia died when her son was just two years old,  and many of his early works were dedicated to her memory. Retrieved 12 November But his own struggles with illness and external difficulties must have colored his beliefs.
Henryk Górecki – Amen (SSAATTBB)
The world premiere of the Fourth Symphony took place on April 12, Retrieved December 22, Inhe composed his Miserere for a large choir in remembrance of police violence against the Solidarity movement.
Jazz Latin New Age. The serene Third Symphony the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs became the focus of his incredible rise in popularity. The first part of the piece is entirely modal, and the harmonies expand and contract vertically in a symmetrical fashion, each time moving out from a central interval a major third.
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On Life and Music: Retrieved on March 27, The first three concerts featured string quartets and the works of three living composers: