Leading Polish composer Górecki dies
16th November 2010
One of Poland’s leading composers Henryk Górecki has died at the age of 76. He sadly passed away on November 12 in Katowice after a long illness.
With a career spanning more than 40 years and a catalogue encompassing over 70 works, Górecki became world-renowned with the phenomenal success of his third symphony, ’Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs’. Following this work, the directness and emotional impact of his music established him as one of the major figures of contemporary music, who will be greatly missed.