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Kronos Quartet - Henryk Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3: ...Songs Are Sung (2007) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Henryk Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3: …Songs Are Sung (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 187 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 121 MB | Covers Included | 50:15
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 104380

The essay in the program booklet for this release of Górecki's String Quartet No. 3 (…songs were sung), makes much of a supposed caesura in Górecki's creative output following the phenomenal success of Nonesuch's 1992 release of this Third Symphony, with soprano Dawn Upshaw, which elevated him practically to the level of a pop star. The essay implies that his meteoric rise to being one of the most famous and popular contemporary composers may have produced a creative crisis that caused him to wait until 2005 to finally deliver the score of his Third Quartet, which he had written in the winter of 1994-1995. In fact, Górecki's sudden notoriety seems to have had little effect on his creativity; between 1993 and 2004, he wrote 16 opus numbers.
Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 4, Op.85 (Tansman Episodes) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrey Boreyko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 549570-2 | Time: 00:35:45

Nonesuch Records releases the late Henryk Górecki’s final composition, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on January 22, 2016. The recording was made during the 2014 world premiere performance at Royal Festival Hall with co-commissioner London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko. The piece, which pays homage to Górecki’s fellow Polish composer Alexsander Tansman, was incomplete at the time of Górecki’s 2010 death and thus missed its previously scheduled premiere. However the score had precise indications for orchestration, which Górecki’s son Mikolaj, also a composer, used to complete it. The Daily Telegraph said the piece "caps Górecki's reputation as an orchestral composer, but it also contains some surprises. The music … features some brutal juxtapositions of massively powerful music with slow, intimate passages for solo instruments, including prominent parts for piano and organ".

Gorecki - Szymanowski - Moryto: Kurpie Songs  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Feb. 28, 2012
Gorecki - Szymanowski - Moryto: Kurpie Songs

KGorecki - Szymanowski - Moryto: Kurpie Songs
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 230 Mb
Label: DUX - Date: 2008

I well remember reviewing one of the first recordings, possibly the first in the West, of Górecki's hypnotising 3rd Symphony (Stefania Woytowicz with the Berlin Radio Symphony orchestra, conducted by Wlodzimierz Kamirski (Schwann CD 11615 (Koch-Schwann SCH 361-302)). I can remember my excitement at such a simple, yet moving, work. These folksong arrangements are in the same mould as the Symphony – slow and quiet, simple and direct. They are very beautiful. They’re neither as complex, nor as demanding, as either Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters), op.39 (1979) or Wislo moja, Wislo szara (My Vistula, Grey Vistula), op.46 (1981), but in their own way they are affecting ………This is a most interesting and satisfying disk and it’s good to hear such fine choral singing.
Bob Briggs@musicweb-international
Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes - Gorecki: Lerchenmusik - Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes

Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes - Gorecki: Lerchenmusik - Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 249 Mb
Label: Olympia - Date: 1989

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - The Essential Gorecki  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Jan. 7, 2012
Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - The Essential Gorecki

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - The Essential Gorecki
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 400 Mb
Label: Olympia - Date: 1967 - 1970
Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - Beatus Vir - Ad Matrem - 3 Pieces in old Style

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - Beatus Vir - Ad Matrem - 3 Pieces in old Style
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 276 Mb
Label: PNCD - Date: 1993
Henryk Gorecki: Beatus Vir · Totus Tuus · Old Polish Music (1993)

Henryk Gorecki - Beatus Vir · Totus Tuus · Old Polish Music (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE - CUE - LOG) | Front Cover | 281 MB

Henryk Gorecki, famous for his Symphony No.3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," including one about a woman who was held prisoner by the Gestapo, died today following a serious illness. He was 76.

BBC - Sacred Music Series 2 - S02E03: Gorecki And Part (2010)  Video

Posted by fr0strecla33ical at July 5, 2010
BBC - Sacred Music Series 2 - S02E03: Gorecki And Part (2010)

BBC - Sacred Music Series 2 - S02E03: Gorecki And Part (2010)
PDTV | English | MKV | x264 1800Kbps 992x560 25fps | English AC3 192Kbps 2CH 48Khz | 00:58:44 | 838MB
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

Four-part documentary series in which Simon Russell Beale explores the flowering of Western sacred music.
Solo Piano Works by Arvo Pärt, Henryk Gorecki & Galina Ustvolskaya (1994)

Solo Piano Works by Arvo Pärt, Henryk Gorecki & Galina Ustvolskaya (1994)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 176 MB

Although there are some titular confusion on this CD, namely that the cover lists only Gorecki's 1st Piano Sonata and his Four Preludes with almost an indirect reference to Arvo Pärt's For Alina and Variations for the Convalescence of Arinuschka but no mention of any kind to Galina Ustvolskaya's Twelve Preludes and Sonata No. 6, which take up almost half of the CD, the common aura of simplicity that binds the three composers speaks to us in an elegant, albeit intimate, sincerity.

Gorecki - Miserere - Broad Waters  

Posted by v4v at Aug. 2, 2009
Gorecki - Miserere - Broad Waters

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki - Miserere - Broad Waters
FLAC | Cue, No Log, EAC, Covers, Booklet| 250 MB, RS
Contemporary | Label: Nonesuch, 1994

When placing Górecki in the context of the history of modern art, musicologist and critics generally compare his work with such composers as Olivier Messiaen and Charles Ives. He himself has said that he also feels kindred with such figures as Bach, Mozart, and Joseph Haydn, though he has said he feels most affinity towards Franz Schubert, particularly in terms of tonal design and treatment of basic materials. Since Górecki's move away from serialism and dissonance in the 1970s, he is frequently compared to composers such as Arvo Pärt, John Tavener and Giya Kancheli. The term holy minimalism is often used to group these composers, due to their shared simplified approach to texture, tonality and melody, in works often reflecting deeply held religious beliefs. However, none of these composers has admitted to common influences.