Friday, November 12, 2010

In Memoriam Henryk Gorecki

Sad to read just now that Polish composer Henryk Gorecki passed away today at the age of 76. I loved most of his music, in particular his string quartets and his phenomenal (though controversial) third symphony, described as the most boring piece of music ever writen by some, and hailed as one of the 10 finest symphonies of all time by others (including yours truly). In his memory, the third movement of his second string quartet (Quasi una Fantasia) in the version of the phenomenal Kronos Quartet. The video aptly includes war images from John Huston's war documentaries. Rest in peace grandmaster.