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Henryk Gorecki

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Henryk Gorecki

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (6 December 1933—12 November 2010) was a Polish composer.[1] His most famous work was his Symphony No. 3, the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, written in 1992.[1] More than one million recordings have been sold which makes it the most popular recording by a contemporary composer, getting to number 6 on the British album charts.[1]

In 2010 Gorecki was given The Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest honour.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Henryk Gorecki's greatest hits came late". The Australian. Retrieved 3 December 2010 – via theaustralian.com.au.