Death of Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki

December 6, 1933 - November 12, 2010
Katowice, Poland | Age 76

Polish classical composer dies at 76
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MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, famous for his "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," including one about a woman who was held prisoner by the Gestapo, died Friday following a serious illness. He was 76.

Gorecki died in the cardiology ward of a hospital in his home city of Katowice in southern Poland, Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, the director of Polish Radio orchestra in Katowice, told The Associated Press.

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