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Mozart's Attic Sunday November 7th at 6:00 p.m.

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Janek Skarzynski
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Polish composer Henryk Górecki, in Zakopane, Poland, in 1994 — two years after a recording of his Symphony No. 3 became a surprise hit. Górecki died in 2010.

Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, subtitled the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, was one of those out-of-left-field million-seller CDs when a recording with Dawn Uphaw, David Zinman,and the London Sinfonietta was released in 1992.

The work was scorned by several critics, but it obviously fell on many a receptive ear too. You can decide for yourself on this Sunday’s program.