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Henryk Gorecki

Born: 1933. Died: 2010. Lived in: Poland

After musical studies in Rybnik and Katowice, HM Gorecki's compositions first made their mark in the mid-1950s when he found himself at the forefront of the Polish avant-garde at the time of the post-Stalin cultural thaw. His early works show a clear development from the folk-influenced worlds of Szymanowski and Bartok in the Four Preludes for piano and Songs of Joy and Rhythm (1956) to the modernist techniques of Webern and Boulez in Epitafium (1958) and Symphony No.1 (1959), both premiered at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. During the 1960s Gorecki continued in a radical direction in the Genesis and Muzyczka cycles of works, whilst paring down his compositional material and exploring the folk music traditions of his beloved Tatra region in such works as Three Pieces in Old Style (1963) and Muzyka staropolska (Old Polish Music).

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Swedish Radio Choir : Alfred Schnittke / Henryk Gorecki : 00  1 CD

Swedish Radio Choir : Alfred Schnittke / Henryk Gorecki

Songlist: Requiem Aeternam, Kyrie, Dies Irae, Tuba Mirum, Rex remedae, Recordare, Lacrimosa, Domine Jesu Christe, Hostias, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei , Credo, Requiem Aeternam, Henryk Gorecki: Miserere

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7098c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella

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