Alphabet - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

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Despite his enthusiasm for music and desire to learn, the child who would one day compose Scontri began to take violin lessons only at age 10, with Paweł Hajduga, a musician and instrument maker from his hometown. Soon he took up piano and began to compose his first brief pieces. It is a paradox that for a long time the future composer who became one of Poland’s greatest was refused admission to music school, considered too old for musical education. Only in the Secondary Music School in Rybnik, founded by the Szafranek brothers, could he begin to acquire knowledge and skills in a systematic, professional way.