Henryk Górecki died today?

I have just heard that the Polish composer Henryk Górecki died earlier today, a little short of his 77th birthday. I thought this might be an appropriate time to appraise his contribution to 20th-century music. Many will be familiar with his surprise 'hit', the 3rd Symphony ('Symphony of Sorrowful... show more I have just heard that the Polish composer Henryk Górecki died earlier today, a little short of his 77th birthday.

I thought this might be an appropriate time to appraise his contribution to 20th-century music. Many will be familiar with his surprise 'hit', the 3rd Symphony ('Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'), but I would be interested to learn which other works of his people have heard and your opinion of them.
Update: Alberich - a pleasure
Miserere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_BgG9b9K...
Harpsichord Concerto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J9xK84F5...
String Quartet No 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjt6wxgBF...
Symphony No 2 (end) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwOTBSisRIk
Kleines Requiem für eine Polka
Update 2: Kleines Requiem für eine Polka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg06GMYJx...




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