Pianist

Zygmunt Krauze is a concert pianist with six recitals, three piano concertos and other works with a leading piano part in his repertoire. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the full concert repertoire and performance bookings with the participation of the composer-pianist – Zygmunt Krauze.

 

RECITALS

 

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Polish Music

Witold Lutosławski – Folk Melodies (with improvisation)
Karol Szymanowski – Prelude and Fugue C-sharp minor (with improvisation)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski – Nocturne B-flat major Op. 16 No. 4 (with improvisation)
Fryderyk Chopin – Mazurka in A minor Op. 67 No. 4 (with improvisation)

Intermission

Tomasz Sikorski – Hymnos
Bogusław Schaeffer – Non-Stop
Zygmunt Krauze – Nightmare Tango; Refrain; Stone Music

Duration: ca. 80 min
Technical rider: grand piano, two dynamic, direct microphones, mixer, 2 appropriate loudspeakers

 

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Repetitive & electronic

Simeon ten Holt – Soloduiveldans II
Bogusław Schaeffer – Non-Stop

intermission

Zygmunt Krauze – Riviere souterraine II for electronic sound and piano
Tomasz Sikorski – Echoes II for piano and tape
Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music

Duration: ca. 80 min
Technical rider:grand piano, two dynamic, direct microphones, mixer with 2 or 4 appropriate loudspeakers, a digital projector of sound

 

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Improvisation on Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin – Mazurka in A minor Op. 67 No. 4 with improvisation
Zygmunt Krauze – 5 Folk Melodies
Fryderyk Chopin – Polonaise in E-flat minor Op. 26 No. 2 with improvisation
Zygmunt Krauze – Nightmare Tango
Fryderyk Chopin – Nocturne in E sharp major Op. 55 No. 2 with improvisation
Zygmunt Krauze – Refrain
Fryderyk Chopin – Ballade in F major Op. 38 with improvisation
Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music

Duration: ca. 60 min (without intermission)
Technical rider: two dynamic, direct microphones, mixer, two appropriate loudspeakers

 

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Bi-piano recital

Recital on two pianos – standard and prepared

 

John Cage – Water Music
Fryderyk Chopin – Mazurka in A-flat minor Op.67 No. 4
with improvisation (standard piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Mazurka in A-flat minor Op.67 No. 4
with improvisation (prepared piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Polonaise in E-flat minor Op. 26 No. 2
with improvisation (standard piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Polonaise in E-flat minor Op. 26 No. 2
with improvisation (prepared piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 55 No. 2
with improvisation (standard piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 55 No. 2
with improvisation (prepared piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Ballade in F major Op. 38
with improvisation (standard piano)
Fryderyk Chopin – Ballade in F major Op. 38
with improvisation (prepared piano)
Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music

Duration: ca. 70 min (without intermission)
Technical rider:two direct dynamic microphones, mixer and two loudspeakers, blackboard (100x150cm minimum), bowl with water, two cups, radio receiver (any kind), table 70x70cm minimum, covered by a soft cloth

 

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Piano and Film

Piano recital with film projection and amplification

Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude G-sharp minor with improvisation
Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude G-sharp minor film
Fryderyk Chopin – Ballade in F major Op. 38 with improvisation
Fryderyk Chopin – Ballade in F major Op. 38 film
Zygmunt Krauze – Refrain live performance
Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music film
Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music live performance
Fryderyk Chopin – Mazurka in A minor Op. 67 No. 4 with improvisation
Fryderyk Chopin – Mazurka in A minor Op. 67 No. 4 film
Zygmunt Krauze – Nightmare Tango live performance
Zygmunt Krauze – Gloves Music film
Zygmunt Krauze – Gloves Music live performance

Duration: ca. 60 min (without intermission)
Technical rider: two dynamic, direct microphones, mixer, two appropriate loudspeakers, projector connected to a computer, screen

 

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The Last Recital

Prelude

Karlheinz Stockhausen – Klavierstuck IX (beginning)
Olivier Messiaen – Canteyodjaya (3 fragments)

Interlude

Henry Cowell – Aeolian Harp
Anton Webern – Variations op. 27 (2 fragments)

Interlude

Louis Andriessen – Registers
George Harrison – Blue Jay Way (The Beatles)

Interlude

John Cage – Water Music
György Ligeti – 3 Bagatelles (No. 2)

Interlude

Zygmunt Krauze – Stone Music

Interlude

Zygmunt Krauze – Gloves Music

Duration: ca. 60 min (without intermission)
Technical rider: grand piano, two dynamic, direct microphones, mixer with 2 appropriate loudspeakers

 

Additional information: Piano recital with theatrical elements and amplification. Theatrical elements are realised by gestures, movements around the piano, short texts and generally by special way the music is performed. As the interludes, the pianist will play the fragments of the pieces by Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin.

 

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PIANO CONCERTOS by Zygmunt Krauze

  • Piano Concerto No. 1 / 1976 / Duration: 20 min
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 / 1996 / Duration: 35 min
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 – Fragments of Memory / 2019 / Duration: 18 min

 

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Other PIANO WORKS by Zygmunt Krauze

  • Arabesque for an amplified piano and chamber orchestra / 1983 / Duration: 18 min
  • Adieu for out of tune piano and orchestra / 2001 / Duration: 13 min
  • Piano Quintet for string quartet and piano / 1993 / Duration: 16 min
  • Poem of Apollinaire for speaking pianist playing on out of tune upright piano and 12 optional instruments / 2016 / Duration: 12 min
  • Quatuor pour la naissance for clarinet, violin, cello and piano / 1985 / Duration: 18 min
  • Terra incognita for 10 string instruments and piano / 1994 / Duration: 17 min