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ZUZANA Music is Life. A story of Love, Tyranny and Triumph. Euroarts DVD + 12" Vinyl LP

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Zuzana Music Is Life Euroarts Dvd Vinyl Lp
Zuzana Music Is Life Euroarts Dvd Vinyl Lp
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0880242643711
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Zuzana: Music is Life
A story of Love, Tyranny and Triumph

DVD bonus features: additional interviews with Mahan Esfahani, Zuzana Ruzicková and with Robert Neufeld on the making of the film music.
The 12' LP contains a personal selection of digitally remastered J. S. Bach pieces by Zuzana Ruzicková.

SIDE A (17:24 mins)
1 Capriccio in B-Flat Major BWV 992 ('On the Departure of the Beloved Brother')
I. Arioso
II. [Andante]
III. Adagiosissimo
IV. [Andante con moto]
V. Aria di Postiglione
VI. Fuga all'imitazione della cornetta di postiglione
Recorded: 8.5.1973, Prague
Harpsichord: Ammer, 20th century

2 Fantasia in c-minor BWV 906
Recorded: 18.10. - 20.10.1965, Studio Hoche, Paris.
Harpsichord: Neupert, 20th century

SIDE B (21:16 mins)
1 Toccata in g-minor (BWV 915)
Recorded: 8.5.1973, Prague
Harpsichord: Ammer, 20th century

2 Toccata in f-sharp minor (BWV 910)
Recorded: 8.5.1973, Prague
Harpsichord: Ammer, 20th century


"Zuzana: Music is Life" is the thrilling documentary about Zuzana Ružicková (* 14.01.1927, † 27.9.2017), telling us the remarkable story how she became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia after surviving three concentration camps during her teenage years.

Zuzana's life story is exceptional not just because she returned to Czechoslovakia after the war to fulfil her childhood dream of a career in music; but also in how she navigated political and religious persecution while becoming an international concert and competition sensation.

As she reveals her life of hope and fear, the little-known story of Czechoslovakia emerges, from the promise of 1930s democracy to the Nazi invasion, followed by the grinding brutality of forty years of Soviet occupation.

As she shares her story, Zuzana transcends the personal aspects in a deeply affecting look at the redemptive power of art during the Czech Republic's turbulent 20th century.

Beautiful 12' LP gatefold packaging containing the documentary DVD, an eight-page booklet and an LP.
Documentary with original film music by Robert Neufeld.

“She’s a musical pioneer, a grande dame of her country’s music scene…. Her story sounds like a movie. Now, it is one.“ (The Washington Post)

Picture: 16:9 - NTSC
Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Language: English, Czech
Subtitles: English, German, Japanese, Czech
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 83 mins / Bonus: 27 mins
Production Year (documentary): 2017
LP SIDE A: 17:24 mins / SIDE B: 21:16 mins

Euroarts DVD + 12" Vinyl LP 0880242643711

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Format Box Sets, DVD-Video
Genre Classical
Label Euroarts
Release Period January 2018

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