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Henryk Gorecki

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Amen, op.35 (2)
Beatus Vir, op.38 (2)
Broad waters, op.39 (excerpts) (1)
Broad waters, op.39 (2)
Cantata for organ, op.26 (1)
Concerto-Cantata, op.65 (2)
Dances (3), op.34 (4)
Diagramy (3) (Three Diagrams), op.15 (1)
Euntes ibant et flebant, op.32 (2)
From Church Songs (2)
Genesis I: Elementi for string trio, op.19 no.1 (1)
Good Night, 'In Memoriam Michael Vyner', op.63 (2)
Harpsichord Concerto, op.40 (piano version) (5)
Harpsichord Concerto, op.40 (5)
Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka, op.66 (3)
Kurpian Songs (5), op.75 (excerpts) (1)
Kurpian Songs (5), op.75 (3)
Lerchenmusik (2)
Little Music no.4 (1)
Little Requiem for a certain polka, op.66 (2)
Lobgesang, op.76 (2)
Marian Songs (5), op.54 (3)
Miserere, op.44 (3)
O Domina nostra, op.55 (1)
Pieces in the Old Style (3) (6)
Preludes (4) for Piano, op.1 (2)
Refrain for orchestra (2)
Salve, sidus polonorum, op.72 (1)
Sonata for 2 violins, op.10 (1)
String Quartet no.1, op.62 'Already it is dusk' (3)
String Quartet no.2, op.64 'Quasi una fantasia' (2)
String Quartet no.3, op.67 '...songs are sung' (2)
Symphony no.2, op.31 'Copernican' (2)
Symphony no.3, op.36 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (reimagined by Colin Stetson) (2)
Symphony no.3, op.36 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (18)
Symphony no.4, op.85 'Tansman Episodes' (2)
Totus tuus, op.60 (excerpt) (1)
Totus tuus, op.60 (15)
Usnijze, mi usnij (Go to sleep, go to sleep) (1)
Wislo moja, Wislo szara (My Vistula, grey Vistula), op.46 (1)

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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