Henryk Górecki - RiP
Polish composer Henryk Górecki died on 12 November 2010 in Katowice, Poland.
He came to fame in 1992 with his Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" in a recording from our sister label Nonesuch
. While not the recording that made it famous this 1985 recording from the Erato label is a fine tribute to this eminent composer: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
"I was born in Silesia.... It is old Polish land. But there were always three cultures present: Polish, Czech, and German. The folk art, all the art, had no boundaries. Polish culture is a wonderful mixture. When you look at the history of Poland, it is precisely the multiculturalism, the presence of the so-called minorities that made Poland what it was. The cultural wealth, the diversity mixed and created a new entity."
— Henryk Górecki