Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Poignant, moving and musically striking, witness one of contemporary music’s finest works that has captured the British public’s heart for a generation: Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs).
Its three movements are sung by a solo soprano with a full orchestra with texts in Polish, taken from sources spanning the centuries. The result is a musical masterpiece that explores the themes of loss, grief and the vulnerability of motherhood. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs depicts the pain of a mother over the loss of her child, as well as feelings of hope and comfort in the face of tragedy.
Learn more about Symphony of Sorrowful Songs ahead of the 2023 production with the ENO here, as we share details of this touching composition’s story and key audience questions around the performance