January 7, 1984 / Radio France, Paris
Nouvel Orchester Philharmonique
cond. David Epstein
Zygmunt Krauze – piano
Krauzes Arabesque, a piano concerto in which the soloist never gets to sit down but leans into the instrument and manipulates stones and steel rods on the strings. What emerges wonderfully from such operations is a spray of high, jangling sonorities, aptly matched at the start at the start of the piece by violins playing in their top register, and contrasted later with full wind chords. The new piano sounds are strange and delightful, and the new image of the pianist is strange too.
Paul Griffiths, New York Times, 26. 09. 1997