I'm not sure if this death is going to mean much to anyone else, but it saddened me when I heard it today.
Henryk Górecki was a Polish composer, probably most famous his Symphony No.3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), which was a huge hit with all sorts of people - even those not into Classical music.
Oddly enough, yesterday I was looking on YouTube for his music and then today I heard that he'd died.
the 3rd movement of the Third Symphony sung by Dawn Upshaw - just beautiful!
“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” – Blaise Pascal