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Gorecki - death 12 nov 2010

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  • henrykter
    Hope this isn t off topic, but you must know this, if you don t already Gorecki s death is mourned around the world today because of one work, his Third
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      Hope this isn't off topic, but you must know this, if you don't already

      Gorecki's death is mourned around the world today because of one work, his Third Symphony (there would, in the end, be no Fourth), "Symfonia piesni zalosnych," Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. He completed it in 1976. It was highly regarded in Poland and widely mocked within the tiny microcosm, and made no further waves until Elektra Nonesuch released a new recording in 1992 and Peter Weir used part of it in the soundtrack for the climactic plane-crash scene in his odd, lovely 1993 film Fearless.

      Radio stations started playing it. It wound up selling a million copies. There's a tale, perhaps apocryphal, of traffic jams in Los Angeles because drivers heard it on their car radio, started to weep and had to pull over

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miLV0o4AhE4

      The words are from a Prayer of the eighteen-year-old Helena Wanda Blazusiakowna, inscribed on the wall of a Gestapo cell in Zakopane

      Mamo, nie placz, nie,
      Niebios Przeczysta Królowo,
      Ty zawsze wspieraj mnie.
      Zdeowas Mario

      Mother, no, do not cry,
      Queen of Heaven most chaste
      Help me always.
      Hail Mary.
    • Eduard Wojciulewicz
      The most famous performance is the one with The London Sinfonietta, conducted by David Zinman, and with Dawn Upshaw, soprano. Tony Palmer made a film on the
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        The most famous performance is the one with The London Sinfonietta,
        conducted by David Zinman, and with Dawn Upshaw, soprano. Tony Palmer made
        a film on the 3rd Symphony , “ Górecki’s Testimony”. A heartbreaking mix
        of music, pictures and comments of the composer himself. You can buy this
        film directly from Tony Palmer, London. A must have. By the way :
        Górecki’s “Beatus Vir”, and ‘Three pieces in the old style”

        are World famous, too.

        Eduard



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        Hope this isn't off topic, but you must know this, if you don't already

        Gorecki's death is mourned around the world today because of one work, his
        Third Symphony (there would, in the end, be no Fourth), "Symfonia piesni
        zalosnych," Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. He completed it in 1976. It was
        highly regarded in Poland and widely mocked within the tiny microcosm, and
        made no further waves until Elektra Nonesuch released a new recording in
        1992 and Peter Weir used part of it in the soundtrack for the climactic
        plane-crash scene in his odd, lovely 1993 film Fearless.

        Radio stations started playing it. It wound up selling a million copies.
        There's a tale, perhaps apocryphal, of traffic jams in Los Angeles because
        drivers heard it on their car radio, started to weep and had to pull over

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miLV0o4AhE4

        The words are from a Prayer of the eighteen-year-old Helena Wanda
        Blazusiakowna, inscribed on the wall of a Gestapo cell in Zakopane

        Mamo, nie placz, nie,
        Niebios Przeczysta Królowo,
        Ty zawsze wspieraj mnie.
        Zdeowas Mario

        Mother, no, do not cry,
        Queen of Heaven most chaste
        Help me always.
        Hail Mary.





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