One of Poland’s most significant 20th century composers, Henryk Górecki led a quiet revolution against the Soviet authorities through his inimitable style of mystical minimalism. We’ll dedicate an hour to his music and life.
Symphony No. 3 (excerpts)— London Sinfonietta, David Zinman, Conductor, Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
Piano Preludes (excerpts) — Stephen de Pledge, p.
Scontri — Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
Beatus Vir (excerpts) — Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Choir/John Nelson, Nikita Storojev, bass
Miserere (excerpt) — Krakow Choral Society, Krakow State Philharmonic/Roland Bader