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Górecki’s Fourth set for world premiere in London

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Peter Gentle 11.04.2014 14:01
  • NFP 11 04 2014.mp3
More than three years after the composer’s death, Henryk Górecki’s Fourth Symphony is given its world premiere by the London Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday.

Monument to Henryk Mikołaj Górecki in Katowice, south west Poland: photo - wiki/CC

Symphony No.4 (Tansman Episodes) will be performed on 12 April 2014 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.

Listen to a report by Michal Kubicki setting the scene for the event, with comments from the conductor Andrey Boreyko and Polish musicologist Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska.

She says that all those who are expecting a work similar to the composer’s hugely successful Third Symphony of two decades ago are in for a disappointment.

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