Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (6 December 1933—12 November 2010) was a Polish composer. His most famous work was his Symphony No. 3, the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, written in 1992. 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.
In 2010 Gorecki was given The Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest honour.
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- ↑ 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.