| unicon wrote:|
| If I am right the second part of the symphony is about something that happened in ww2 and in jews death camp when they try to seperate a mother from her daughter ...|
Yes, a few years back I heard something similar to this, like Gorecki used text in these lyrics taken after a separated from her mother girl in death camp. I do not know if it thru or not but the article above said nothing about it. That is also not terribly important in my view.
I very much might see how some Jews who convert own heritage into business would like to jewify the Gorecki Third Symphony. I can only see it as a good for the Gorecki’s symphony if this work inspired even those people. Why do you shall be worrying? If I tell you that the work is about my grandma was dyeing lonely from old age and dementia then you would not be concerned. If I say that Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben was about me or about you then you would not be concerned. But here you got nervous that some Jews feel that Gorecki’s symphony feels for them goes along with the whole death camp thyme. I truly do not feel anything bad with it.
Different people and different nationals groups have deferent associations with sorrow, happiness, desperation, etc…. It happens that for some Jews feeling sorrow and sadness associated with death camps, would you blame them for that. I am sure that Native Americans in US would have own associations. This is the whole point of great music - it explores the hidden corners of human soil and gives a lot of room to everyone to continuation of creative interpretation.
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche