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This book is the first detailed study of Polish composer Henryk G recki, whose Third Symphony, written in 1976 and released on CD in 1992, became a bestseller and brought Goreki international renown Written by a leading enthusiast of G recki s music, this volume ranges from the composer s large orchestral scores Sconti, Refrain, the Symphonies and choral works Beatus Vir, commissioned by and dedicated to Pope John Paul II to the modest church songs and folk song arrangements Granted numerous interviews and access to unpublished material, the author discusses G recki s position as leader of the Polish avant garde in the late 1950s, and his subsequent discovery of the folk and church music of Old Poland, most notably that of the Podhale region in southern Poland The book includes a complete list of works since 1955 with details of instrumentation and recordings, and a select bibliography....

Title : Górecki (Oxford Studies of Composers)
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ISBN : 0198163932
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Clarendon Press 1 edition June 19, 1997
Number of Pages : 208 pages
File Size : 962 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Górecki (Oxford Studies of Composers) Reviews

  • Christopher
    2019-03-30 19:52

    Love it. Great Book!

  • Robert Badger
    2019-04-21 04:06

    This book is an excellent guide to the complete oeuvre of Henryk Gorecki. It covers Gorecki's earliest compositions, his work during his radical phase, and his return to tonality. For those interested in the life and work of this composer, this book is an excellent introduction. Some musical background will be helpful, though.