Górecki, Symphony No. 3



  1. This incredibly beautiful music has sent me into a trance-like state. Thank you for sharing this along with the other gems you post.

    • You are welcome, Cat. I’m sorry I don’t pay as much attention as I should to the metal music vids that you post. But I was looking through your assembled gallery last night SLASH this morning, and you know what? If all the art you chose to post were assembled in a hardcopy book, I’d buy it. In a cold minute. Hmmm. Something to think about. Lulu? Seriously.

      • Gosh, that’s a lovely compliment. Well, I only post what has meaning to me in some way, rather than because they’re pretty, sugar-coated images (ugh). Also, I only post out of admiration for the art rather than what I think others may like. However, when others do appreciate what gives me a buzz then it’s a great feeling. My musical taste isn’t the most easily accessible, so the fact that it gets any attention at all and even thumbs up is always a pleasant surprise.

        I smiled at your comment earlier today about you not being able to get anything done. Ah yes, I can say it’s the same for me. I look at a picture and a short later I have multiple tabs open with links to a multitude of artists that I would like to follow up. Frequently I end up getting involved with something entirely unrelated to my initial Google query. Like now, I have ‘the butterfly effect’ in my mind with thoughts on following that through this evening. I guess that all ties in (in my mind) with how I just came on here to say a thank you very much and and let you know that I’ve acquired the very same recording of Gorecki’s symphony which I’m just about to play. Yay!

  2. A beautiful symphonic score from Solidarity-supporter Henryk Górecki, whose music was recently heard at St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków for the Funeral Mass of the Polish President Lech Kaczyński:

    • Wow. Thank you.

  3. Modern Polish composers like Górecki create some very haunting music — Krzysztof Penderecki and Wojciech Kilar also come to mind. (Some of Penderecki’s Paradise Lost worked its way into The Exorcist, but I couldn’t identify for you where; Kilar composed the score for the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker’s Dracula.) Other Eastern European composers in this vein — at least to this untrained ear — are Arvo Pärt (Estonian) and György Ligeti (Hungarian).

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