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Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (1933–2010)


He was awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland; the Music Academy in Krakow, Poland; Concordia University in Quebec, Canada; and an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales. See more trivia »

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 2013 The Great Beauty (writer: "Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 'Of Sorrowful Song': III. Lento - Cantabile Semplice")
 2012 To the Wonder (writer: "Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' - III. Lento. Cantabile Semplice", "Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' - I. Lento. Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile" - as Henryk Gorecki)
 2011 The Tree of Life (writer: "Symphony No. 3")
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Day We Died (2011) ... (writer: "Symphony No.3 - 2. Lento e Largo. Tranquillissimo" - uncredited)
 2009 Mr. Nobody (writer: "Three Pieces in Old Style")
 2009 Altiplano (writer: "Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, part II. Lento e largo - Tranquillissimo")
 2009 Mammoth (writer: "Beatus vir, Op. 38" - as Gorecki)
 2008 As God Commands (writer: "Symphony N. 3 - Terzo Movimento" - as Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki)
 2002 Ripley's Game (writer: "Symphony No.3 Opus 36" - as Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki)
 2002 For One More Hour with You (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 3")
 2001 Wit (TV Movie) (writer: "2nd Movement" from Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 - as Henryk Gorecki)
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 46 Long (1999) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 3 (Opus 36), Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" - as Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki)
 1998 A los que aman (writer: "Symphony No. 3 for Soprano and Orchestra Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" - as Henryk Gorecki)
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "Symphony No. 3, Opus 36" (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) - as Henryk Górecki)
 1985 Police (as Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, "Symphonie n°3")
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Music composer of "Symphony No. 3." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Henryk Gorecki | Henryk GoreckiSt

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On audience: I think about my audience but I am not writing for them. If I were thinking of my audience and one likes this, one likes that, one likes another thing. I would never know what to write. Let every listener choose that which interests them. I have nothing against one person like Mozart or Shostakovich or Leonard Bernstein, but doesn't like Gorecki. That's fine with me. I too like ... See more »


From 1955 to 1960, he was a student at the Music Academy of Katowice in Katowice, Poland. His composition teacher was Boleslaw Szebelski. He would later join the faculty in 1968 and became a professor in 1972. He was a rector there from 1975 to 1979. He left in 1979 to protest the Polish government's refusal to allow Pope John Paul II to visit there. See more »


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