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Kronos Quartet

Górecki composed three string quartets, all of which were commissioned by the famous American ensemble. The first took a mere six months to complete, while the final was over ten years in the making. Górecki’s “friends from California” were the first performers of this deep and personal music, and today they describe their collaboration with the composer as an extraordinary experience. On the date of Górecki’s death, the quartet honored his memory with an arrangement of one of the Kurpian Songs at a performance in Łódź.