Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Henryk Gorecki R.I.P...
I've only just learned that Henryk Gorecki died last week.
His 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (which floors me each time I hear it) is already pencilled in for a serious blog post one day, because a story goes with it. But now's not the time.
In his obituary in The Daily Telegraph, there was mention of Arvo Part. Now, although I reckon myself reasonably well tuned in to composers, I've just missed all this music, and have never knowingly heard any of it.
Just try listening to this, and I hope you'll be as dumbstruck as I was!