Alphabet - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

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Szymanowski, Karol

Górecki’s artistic links with the composer of Harnasie, a ballet score richly influenced by highlander traditions in the Podhale region (see above), are undeniable. His professor of composition, Bolesław Szabelski, had been Szymanowski’s pupil. Both composers loved the Tatra Mountain range and its foothills in Podhale, and both expressed this love by drawing on the musical traditions of the region. We can therefore venture a thesis that, in this aspect, Górecki is Szymanowski’s heir and extended his musical legacy.