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A classical phenomenon

An older man with a red turtleneck and gray blazer poses for a photo
Lech Kowalski & Włodzimierz Pniewski
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

Just over 30 years ago, an obscure symphony by an obscure Polish composer took the classical world by storm and sold over a million copies of the new recording. We’ll hear that recording and experience it for ourselves.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 3
by Henryk Gorecki
David Zinman and the London Sinfonietta; Dawn Upshaw

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives.
Brooke Knoll is the Digital Audience Specialist and On-Air Host for Classical KC.