The real Gorecki is really worth knowingNews
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
When an unknown Polish composer burst into the pop charts in 1992 with an ethereal third symphony, I arranged to meet him twice, in Brussels and London. Gorecki spoke only Polish and German, the latter with reluctance in light of his wartime memories. I got the impression of a stubborn man of strong character with an unshakable faith in God, a hatred of Communism, and a contempt for effete Western fashions. Pierre Boulez had called his third symphony ‘merde’ and Gorecki was no less withering about him….
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En francais ici.