Thursday, September 2, 2010

Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony

A friend posted the Third Symphony to her Facebook page, and though it is not about Art, LGBT art, or my art directly, it cannot be denied that music is just as great an art form as are the visual arts. Górecki himself has never sought commercial and monetary success in this age of Western commodification of anything and everything. As such he is one of my personal heroes.

Though it's known as "The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," Górecki's 3rd is one of the most calming pieces of music I've ever heard. The mark of such greatness is that it soothes the heart through the release of intense pain and suffering. The third symphony demonstrates the truth of horrific human suffering, the cost of man’s inhumanity to man. And, yes it could happen again. We are not immune to such horrors. God bless us all, each and every one.


Betsy Grant said...

Three cheers for music!

Betsy Grant said...

If you have the time, try posting a comment on my site once more. It worked fine when I tried it as an "outsider". And thanks for letting me know.