Watch: Mikolaj Górecki Discusses Completing His Late Father’s Symphony No. 4

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Yesterday, the Nonesuch Journal began a five-part series of videos marking the forthcoming release of the seven-disc box set Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective with the first recording of the late composer's final work, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on Friday, January 22. Today, Górecki’s son, composer Mikolaj, who completed Symphony No. 4 after his father’s death, discusses the piece; his relationship with his father as son and pupil; and his efforts to complete the piece after the precise indications for orchestration his father had left in the score.

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Nonesuch Records releases Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, a seven-disc box set containing all of the Nonesuch recordings of Górecki works, as well as the first recording of the late composer's final work, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on Friday, January 22. Yesterday, the Nonesuch Journal began a five-part series of related videos with a 1992 interview in which the late composer discusses his famed Symphony No. 3.

Today, Górecki’s son, composer Mikolaj, who completed the Symphony No. 4 after his father’s death, discusses their relationship, as both father and son and teacher and pupil, and relates his efforts to complete the piece after the precise indications for orchestration his father had left in the score. Mikolaj Górecki also explores the wide range and contrast among the different movements of the Fourth Symphony, and the influence of Henryk’s earlier works in each one.

To pre-order Symphony No. 4, Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, and the Symphony No. 3 vinyl, visit the Nonesuch Store now.

Watch the interview here:

 

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Mikolaj Górecki on Symphony No. 4 [video]
  • Friday, January 8, 2016
    Watch: Mikolaj Górecki Discusses Completing His Late Father’s Symphony No. 4

    Nonesuch Records releases Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, a seven-disc box set containing all of the Nonesuch recordings of Górecki works, as well as the first recording of the late composer's final work, Symphony No. 4, Tansman Episodes, on Friday, January 22. Yesterday, the Nonesuch Journal began a five-part series of related videos with a 1992 interview in which the late composer discusses his famed Symphony No. 3.

    Today, Górecki’s son, composer Mikolaj, who completed the Symphony No. 4 after his father’s death, discusses their relationship, as both father and son and teacher and pupil, and relates his efforts to complete the piece after the precise indications for orchestration his father had left in the score. Mikolaj Górecki also explores the wide range and contrast among the different movements of the Fourth Symphony, and the influence of Henryk’s earlier works in each one.

    To pre-order Symphony No. 4, Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, and the Symphony No. 3 vinyl, visit the Nonesuch Store now.

    Watch the interview here:

     

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