Henryk Górecki – Symphony No.3 (1992)

On a good day I can see Babylonia outside my window. Its fires died out long ago like dozens of other sugar mills in this area. In the evenings the sweet acrid sent of burning cane mixes with the wood fires in the furnaces baking bricks out of the red clay soil, drifting from miles away into my house. Through my windows. Mingled with the scent of burning trash from close by. One kilometer up the road, the vast pit of scooped earth that births those bricks, the eroded remains forming mock desert formations sculpted in red clay. Red clay. When taking the bus back from the city after going to see my doctor, they are garnished with diesel fumes and singe my nostrils. I think of the old men and women who have to travel to the city for medicine and whether the ride might not be worse than simply staying home.

Quickening pulse on winding streets. Every third block an evangelist church with handfuls of people praying for my soul. Lá em baixo, lá em baixo. Seven roads, seven crosses, seven doors. Waiting, the sky is open. Angels, demons, heroes, villains. We are never one of these alone, we are all of these together. Senti sua falta.

Henryk Górecki – Symphony No.3 Opus 36
Composed 1976
Nonesuch Records 1992
Dawn Upshaw – soprano
London Sinfoneitta
David Zinman – conductor

01. I. Lento – Sostenuto tranquillo ma cantabile – 26:47
02. II. Lento e largo – Tranquillissimo – 09:44
03. III. Lento – Cantabile-semplice – 17:10

One of the most gorgeous pieces of music I’ve ever heard. And this recording of it shot to the top of the classical charts.

Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No.3 (1992) in 320 kbs em pee three

Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No.3 (1992) in FLAC Lossless Audio

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  2. Absolutely beautiful flab, did not know, but needed this for my soul. Keep on doin what you do.

  3. Sorry this isn't about this album but what is the album on your blog picture farthest to the right 2nd from the bottom? Thnx your site is great!

  4. Gal Costa`s "India" from 1973, her favorite album of mine. It's not actually here but it is fairly common, you can get it from DGA easily.

  5. i've just seen it for some days here: http://flageolette.blogspot.com/2010/03/gal-costa-india-on-emarcy-universal.html

    and many thanks for your great blog, Flabbergast!

  6. Wonderful choice of music… thank you !!!

  7. Why not some classical recordings from time to time? I am great Bach, Bruckner, Mahler and Wagner fan, but surely will give this 20th century piece a try. Thank you!

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