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Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (1933–2010)


He was awarded the Order of the White Eagle (Poland's highest honor) by Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland, in October 2010. 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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Other Works:

Music composer of "Old Polish Music" album. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Henryk Gorecki | Henryk GoreckiSt

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Personal Quote:

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 »


A recording of his Third Symphony ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"), with soprano Dawn Upshaw and David Zinman conducting the London Sinfonietta, spent almost three years on the Billboard classical music chart in the 1990s, and was #1 for 38 weeks. Górecki was the first living composer to have a recording reach #1 on that chart. See more »


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