Polish composer Gorecki dies
2010-11-12 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 37 Comments

Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki has died at the age of 76 following a long illness.

Gorecki is best known for his Third Symphony, or Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, which explored the themes of World War Two and the Holocaust.

Band Page: Henryk Gorecki

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orchestrion
November 12th 2010
19 Comments


RIP

seifer
November 12th 2010
1006 Comments


RIP

Adash
November 12th 2010
1356 Comments


FUCK this came out the blue

his 3rd was absolutely astounding

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2010
7106 Comments


Wow, RIP. Yeah Symphony No.3 was incredible. Anyone who hasn't heard that should go listen to it. I'll try to give it a listen today for him. This is sad news.

thebhoy
Emeritus
November 12th 2010
4459 Comments


bummer RIP

Zizzer
November 12th 2010
915 Comments


Symphony 3 was the only thing by him I had heard. May he RIP.

pencils3
November 12th 2010
45 Comments


Sad day. Fine composer.

Iai
Emeritus
November 12th 2010
3553 Comments


I will be writing up a proper obituary/tribute for the blog over the weekend.

RosaParks
November 12th 2010
14900 Comments


RIP :c

Gyromania
November 12th 2010
15686 Comments


This is truly upsetting news. RIP

Jebull
November 12th 2010
1340 Comments


Will definitely look some of his stuff up when I get off work tonight, since I'm on a big classical kick. RIP

vanderb0b
November 12th 2010
3473 Comments


RIP. One of the greatest composers in the 20th century, his stuff was absolutely incredible (esp Symphony 3).

Skimaskcheck
November 12th 2010
2360 Comments


whoooa, dammit. amazing composer.
RIP

Lambda
November 12th 2010
2421 Comments


R.I.P.

toolpeth182
November 12th 2010
190 Comments


damn this sucks. used to listen to his Third Symphony every night for like two months straight.. really loved that piece of music.

ShadowRemains
November 12th 2010
20697 Comments


more death...damn

rip

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IanDavila
November 12th 2010
442 Comments


Rest in P.

TheBalderdashMan
November 12th 2010
34 Comments


What a shock. RIP to one of the greatest composers of the century.

TRMshadow
November 12th 2010
4982 Comments


Wow! RIP

I picked up an album where Kronos Quartet did stuff with/by him but have yet to check it out. I'll finally spin it today in his memory.

Rashandarei
November 12th 2010
19 Comments


No! He's one of my favorite composers. This is really upsetting news.

Eskate87
November 12th 2010
959 Comments


RIP. I will listen to Symphony #3 tonight.

Bitchfork
November 12th 2010
7584 Comments


NO!!

beefshoes
November 12th 2010
3854 Comments


Goddammit

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DeafMetal
November 12th 2010
8588 Comments


RIP.

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LiquidVelvet
November 12th 2010
628 Comments


Was just listening to him this morning. RIP. This is far too sad.

joshuatree
Emeritus
November 12th 2010
3742 Comments


rip, have that thing by this guy but never listen for some reason

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2010
7026 Comments


RIP =(

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Goku
November 12th 2010
253 Comments


One of the best.

Ovrot
November 12th 2010
10494 Comments


RIP
3rd kicked so much ass.

Zion
November 12th 2010
812 Comments


Oddly I've listened to about everything OTHER than the 3rd symphony... I love his stuff. I'm glad he was able to share so much before he passed on.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2010
23816 Comments


That is really unfortunate, Gorecki was a great modern composer; the world needs more like him.

RIP

p.s. rough year for Poland, no?

psykonaut
November 13th 2010
3913 Comments


^more like a rough 500 years for poland.

RIP

liledman
November 13th 2010
3826 Comments


damn. RIP.

Adash
November 13th 2010
1356 Comments


its been rough for poland since 1772, but since its polish independance day we can be all nationalistic

did you know the polish lithuanian commonwealth was the biggest land empire in europe for many years. 2nd oldest constitution in the world? ADOOOOOOOOOOO

pedro70512
November 13th 2010
2668 Comments


I'm so glad Sputnik covers more than just popular music. This is a guy whose work healed a lot of broken hearts around the world. Rest in peace.

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tombits
November 13th 2010
3470 Comments


yep, no. 3 was amazing, and i don't even listen to classical all that much. rest in peace.

MorningView425
November 14th 2010
162 Comments


after Ligeti in 2006, this is a huge loss. there just aren't very many great composers left, at least in the classical sense. sad day, RIP.



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