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Henryk Górecki

1933-2010 PO
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki ([ˈxɛnrɨk mʲiˈkɔwaj ɡuˈrɛtski]; English pronunciation Go-RET-ski; December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music. According to Alex Ross, no recent classical composer has had as much commercial success as Górecki. 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 S

        
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Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo on Górecki: Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman
Górecki: Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": II. Lento e largo (Excerpt) on Classical Chillout by Various Artists
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: I. Lento - Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile on Górecki: Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: III. Lento - Cantablile Semplice on Górecki: Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta & David Zinman
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, "Symfonia piesni zalosnych" (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs): II. Lento e largo - Tranquillissimo on Górecki: Symphony No. 3 - 3 Olden Style Pieces by Henryk Górecki, Zofia Kilanowicz, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Antoni Wit
I. Lento—Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile on Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Beth Gibbons & Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36: II. Lento E Largo — Tranquillissimo on Górecki Symphony No. 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Lisa Gerrard, Genesis Orchestra & Yordan Kamdzhalov
Concerto-Cantata, Op. 65: II. Arioso: Lento assai tranquillissimo - Cantabile - Dolce on Górecki: Little Requiem for a Certain Polka - Concerto-Cantata - Harpsichord Concerto - 3 Dances by Henryk Górecki, Various Artists & Antoni Wit
II. Lento e largo—Tranquillissimo on Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Beth Gibbons & Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
5 Kurpian Songs, Op.75 (1999): Hej, z góry, z góry! on Baltic Voices 3 by Paul Hillier & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) Op. 36Henryk Górecki - Beth Gibbons, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki2019Album
GóreccyAnna Górecka, Henryk Górecki2018Album
Into SilenceHenryk Górecki - Arvo Pärt, Georgs Pelēcis2017Album
Wsłuchani We Wszechświat - Hearkening To The UniverseHenryk Górecki, Orkiestra Filharmonii Śląskiej W Katowicach, Chór Państwowej Filharmonii Śląskiej, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Joanna Woś, Mariusz Godlewski, Jarosław Wolanin, Mikołaj Górecki, Śląska Orkiestra Kameralna, Robert Kabara, Agata Zubel2017Album
A Nonesuch RetrospectiveHenryk Górecki2016Album
Whispers Of TitansHenryk Górecki - Nikolaj Korndorf2016Album
Symphony No. 4, "Tansman Episodes", Op. 85Henryk Górecki2016Album
New & Smooth / Moderne Klassik Für Die SeelePhilip Glass - Ólafur Arnalds - Henryk Górecki - Mike Oldfield2015Compil.
To, co najpiękniejsze The Very Best ofHenryk Górecki2015Album
Symphony No. 3Henryk Górecki2014Album
Polish Classic Music of 20th CenturyKarol Szymanowski, Witold Lutoslawski, Andrzej Panufnik, Krzysztof Penderecki, Henryk Górecki2014Album
PoloniumWitold Lutoslawski / Krzysztof Penderecki / Henryk Górecki / Wojciech Kilar - Motion Trio2013Album
Toonmeesters (Acht Portretten Van Hedendaagse Componisten)Reinbert de Leeuw, Cherry Duyns, Olivier Messiaen, Sofia Gubaidulina, Henryk Górecki, Mauricio Kagel, Galina Ustvolskaya, Claude Vivier, Klaas De Vries, György Ligeti2013Album
Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk GóreckiHenryk Górecki2013Compil.
Pärt: De Profundis; Górecki: Totus Tuus (20th Century Choral Masterpieces)Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki2012Compil.
Concerto-CantataHenryk Górecki2012Album
MiserereHenryk Górecki - Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon2012Album
All Shall Be WellHenryk Górecki, Knut Nystedt, Gustav Holst, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Roxanna Panufnik, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, John Tavener, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Pierre Villette, Exultate Singers, David Ogden, Richard May2012Album
The Three String QuartetsHenryk Górecki / Royal String Quartet2011Album
Symphony No.3, Spiegel In SpiegelHenryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt2010Compil.
Symphony N° 3 "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs"Henryk Górecki2009Album
Chamber DomaineHenryk Górecki, Chamber Domaine2009Album
String QuartetsHenryk Górecki, Silesian String Quartet2008Album
String Quartet No. 3 (...Songs Are Sung)Henryk Górecki & Kronos Quartet2007Album
The Symphony Of Sorrowful SongsHenryk Górecki, Dawn Upshaw, David Zinman, London Sinfonietta2007Single
III Symfonia "Symfonia Pieśni Żałobnych" Na Sopran Solo I OrkiestręHenryk Górecki2005Album
III Symfonia (Symphony No. 3)Henryk Górecki2005Album
Sinfonie Nr. 3Henryk Górecki - Ingrid Perruche, Sinfonia Varsovia, Alain Altinoglu2005Album
Beatus Vir/Salve, Sidus PolonorumHenryk Górecki2004Album
Beatus Vir, Amen, Three Pieces In Old Style, Piano Concerto, Little Requiem For A PolkaHenryk Górecki2003Album
Symphony No. 3 'Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs'Henryk Górecki — Yvonne Kenny, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2001Album
Symphony No. 2 'Copernican' • Beatus VirHenryk Górecki, Antoni Wit, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra2001Album
Symphony Of Sorrowful SongsHenryk Górecki2000Album
Symphony No. 3 Opus 36 'Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs' / Three Pieces In Old StyleHenryk Górecki - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov, Susan Gritton2000Album
Carmina Burana / Symphony Of Sorrowful SongsCarl Orff / Henryk Górecki2000Album
Agnus DeiSamuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Winchester Cathedral Choir, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge1999Album
Fratres Per Archi E Percussioni, Frates Per Otto Violoncelli, Summa Per Archi, Cantus In Memoria Di Benjamin Britten Per Archi E Campana / Sinfonia N.3 "Dei Canti Dolorosi", Tre Pezzi Nello Stile Antico / Musica Funebre Per Archi / Silenzio Per Bayan, Violino E VioloncelloArvo Pärt / Henryk Górecki / Witold Lutoslawski / Sofia Gubaidulina1998Compil.
The Persian HoursTamara Anna Cislowska - Erik Satie, Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Alan Hovhaness & Charles Koechlin1998Album
Concerto Grosso No. 1 / Tabula Rasa / Harpsichord ConcertoAlfred Schnittke / Arvo Pärt / Henryk Górecki - Yuli Turovsky, Eleonora Turovsky, Natalya Turovsky, Catherine Perrin1997Album
Miserere • AlleluiaHenryk Górecki, Sofia Gubaidulina / Radiokoret, Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester, Dimitrij Kitaenko, Jesper Grove Jørgensen1997Album
Light And Shadow, Detto I / O Domina Nostra, KantataSofia Gubaidulina / Henryk Górecki - Jens E. Christensen, Anne-Lise Berntsen, Sarah Gaston, Jesper Korneliusen, Jesper Lorck, Thomas Widlund, Bent Lylloff1996Album
Twentieth-Century Choral MusicJohn Tavener / Arvo Pärt / Henryk Górecki / Alan Ridout / Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse1996Album
Symphony No. 3/Three Pieces in Old StyleHenryk Górecki, Susan Gritton, Yuri Simonov, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1996Album
Mosaic: Piano ConcertosHenryk Górecki • Sofia Gubaidulina • Galina Ustvolskaya • Georgs Pelēcis - Alexei Lubimov, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Heinrich Schiff1996Album
Three Pieces In Old Style / Good Night / Kleines RequiemHenryk Górecki - I Fiamminghi, Rudolf Werthen1996Album
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36Henryk Górecki, Adrian Leaper, Doreen De Feis1995Album
Contemporary ClassicsHenryk Górecki, John Tavener, Arvo Pärt1995Compil.
Alfred Schnittke: Requiem, Henryk Górecki: MiserereAlfred Schnittke, Henryk Górecki1995Album
Symanowski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Górecki: Three Pieces in the Olden Sytle, Baird: Colas Breugnon - SuiteKarol Szymanowski, Henryk Górecki, Tadeusz Baird1995Compil.
Evocation Of The SpiritHenryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Samuel Barber, Frank Martin, Arnold Schoenberg - Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Festival Singers1995Album
IkosHenryk Górecki · John Tavener · Arvo Pärt - The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury1995Album
Solo Piano WorksHenryk Górecki / Arvo Pärt - David Arden1995Album
Kleines Requiem Für Eine Polka / Harpsichord Concerto / Good NightHenryk Górecki1995Album
Kleines Requiem · LerchenmusikHenryk Górecki - Schönberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw1995Album
Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs • Sinfonie Der Klagelieder)Henryk Górecki - Zofia Kilanowicz, Jacek Kaspszyk1995Album
III Symfonia "Symfonia Pieśni żałosnych" Op. 36 Na Sopran I OrkiestręHenryk Górecki, Orkiestra Symfoniczna Państwowej Filharmonii Śląskiej, Zofia Kilanowicz1994Album
Piano Concertos Of Our TimeHenryk Górecki, Paul Hindemith, Malcolm Williamson, Dmitri Shostakovich, Julian Galant, Oxford Orchestra Da Camera, Stefan Ashbury, Timothy Hawes1994Album
Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) / 3 Olden Style PiecesHenryk Górecki - Zofia Kilanowicz, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit1994Album
Symphony No. 3 / Trumpet ConcertoHenryk Górecki, Alexander Arutiunian, Luisa Castellani, Stanko Praprotnik, Slovenian Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut1994Album
MiserereHenryk Górecki1994Album
Symphonie N° 3 "Symphonie Des Chants De Deuil"Henryk Górecki / Teresa Erbe, Sinfonieorchester Des Südwestfunks, Werner Stiefel1994Album
three selections from Miserere promoHenryk Górecki1994Album
Symphony No. 3Henryk Górecki1994Album
Concerto For Piano & Strings / Three Pieces In Old StyleHenryk Górecki1994Album
Symphony No.3London Sinfonietta - Henryk Górecki1993Single
O Domina NostraHenryk Górecki / Erik Satie / Darius Milhaud / Gavin Bryars - Sarah Leonard, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent1993Album
Symphonie No. 2 Kopernikowska & Beatus VirHenryk Górecki1993Album
String Quartets 1, 2Henryk Górecki / Kronos Quartet1993Album
"Lerchenmusik" / Punkte, Linien Und ZickzackHenryk Górecki / Sofia Gubaidulina - LINensemble1993Album
The Essential GóreckiHenryk Górecki1993Album
Beatus Vir ∙ Old Polish Music ∙ Totus TuusHenryk Górecki - Nikita Storojev ∙ Prague Philharmonic Chorus ∙ The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra ∙ John Nelson1993Album
Symfonia No. 1 „1959“ · Choros I · Drei Stücke Im Alten Stil/Three Pieces In The Old StyleHenryk Górecki, Roland Bader1993Album
Beatus Vir / Ad Matrem / Trzy Utwory W Dawnym Stylu Na Orkiestrę SmyczkowąHenryk Górecki1993Album
Symphony No. 3Henryk Górecki - Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman1992Album
Already It Is Dusk / LerchenmusikHenryk Górecki1991Album
Dance Preludes / Lerchenmusik / Overture On Hebrew ThemesWitold Lutoslawski / Henryk Górecki / Sergei Prokofiev - Camerata Vistula1990Album
Symphony No.3, Three Pieces In The Olden Style - Amen For ChoirHenryk Górecki1988Album
Police (Symphonie N° 3)Henryk Górecki - Stefania Woytowicz, Sinfonieorchester Des Südwestfunks, Ernest Bour1986Album
Warszawska Jesień - 1985 - Warsaw Autumn (Kronika Dźwiękowa Nr 6)Henryk Górecki1985Album
Sinfonie Nr.3 - Sinfonie Der KlageliederHenryk Górecki - Stefania Woytowicz, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wlodzimierz Kamirski1983Album
Music For Two Pianos By Polish ComposersFrédéric Chopin / Witold Lutoslawski / Henryk Górecki / Romuald Twardowski / Marian Borkowski1981Album
Warszawska Jesień - 1980 - Warsaw Autumn - Kronika Dźwiękowa Nr 2 / Documentary Recordings No. 2Henryk Górecki1980Album
III Symfonia Pieśni Żałosnych Op. 36Henryk Górecki1980Album
Virtuose StreicherkonzerteGeorg Friedrich Händel, Benedetto Marcello, Anonymus, Adam Jarzębski, Henryk Górecki, Akutagawa Yasushi, Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Karol Teutsch1977Album
Musik Aus Polen - Gestern Und HeuteAdam Jarzębski / Feliks Janiewicz / Henryk Górecki / Tadeusz Baird - Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk1977Album
Polish MusicPolish Chamber Orchestra - Adam Jarzębski / Grażyna Bacewicz / Henryk Górecki1975Album
Joan Carroll Singt Drei Japanische Lieder, Zwei Lieder / Monologhi / InaneJoan Carroll - Igor Stravinsky / Henryk Górecki / Aribert Reimann1971Album
Works Composed For The Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber OrchestraGrażyna Bacewicz / Tadeusz Baird / Henryk Górecki / Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz1970Album
Polish Avant-Garde MusicEnsemble MW2, Edward Bogusławski, Adam Walaciński, Krzysztof Meyer, Henryk Górecki1970Album
Symphony № 5 / Old Polish MusicBolesław Szabelski / Henryk Górecki - The National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Choir And The National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrzej Markowski1969Album
Selected CompositionsHenryk Górecki1967Album
Warszawska Jesień - 1967 - Automne De Varsovie (Kronika Dzwiękowa Nr 4)Bogusław Schaeffer, Bernadetta Matuszczak, Henryk Górecki, Włodzimierz Kotoński1967Album
Warszawska Jesień - 1966 - Automne De Varsovie (Kronika Dzwiękowa Nr 4)Henryk Górecki / Zbigniew Turski1966Album
Symphony 3 "Of Sorrowful Songs"Henryk Górecki - Susan Gritton, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri SimonovAlbum
Symphony No. 3Henryk Górecki - Isabel Bayrakdarian, DR SymfoniOrkestret, John AxelrodAlbum
Ill SymfoniaHenryk GóreckiAlbum
Symphonie n°3Henryk Górecki, Kazimierz KordAlbum
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67"...songs are sung"Henryk GóreckiAlbum
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