Zuzana Růžičková

Harpsichordist. Born 14 January 1927. Died 27 September 2017
Zuzana Růžičková
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1927-01-14
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Zuzana Růžičková

Zuzana Růžičková Biography (Wikipedia)

Zuzana Růžičková (14 January 1927 – 27 September 2017) was a Czech harpsichordist. An interpreter of classical and baroque music, Růžičková was the first harpsichordist to record Johann Sebastian Bach's complete works for keyboard, in recordings made in the 1960s and 1970s for Erato Records.

As a teenager, Růžičková was imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camps of Terezin and Auschwitz, and then transported to the Bergen-Belsen death camp. She was liberated in April 1945 and returned to Plzeň later that year. Růžičková was the wife of Czech composer Viktor Kalabis. The couple both refused to join the Czechoslovak Communist Party which held power from 1948-89, and faced political persecution as a result. Růžičková performed across the world for 50 years, recorded over 100 records, and taught such prominent musicians as Christopher Hogwood, Ketil Haugsand, Jaroslav Tůma, and Mahan Esfahani.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 - Aria da capo
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Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 - Aria da capo
William Croft
Ground
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Ground
Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in G minor, BWV915
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Toccata in G minor, BWV915
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude in C minor
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Prelude in C minor
Johann Sebastian Bach
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - iii. Presto
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Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971 - iii. Presto
Manuel de Falla
Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin and cello
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Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin and cello

Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin and cello

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František Čech
Jaroslav Chvapil
Karel Dlouhy
Lubomir Novosad
Karel Vik
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in F minor, Kk 519
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Sonata in F minor, Kk 519
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata No. 4 In C Minor BWV.1017
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Sonata No. 4 In C Minor BWV.1017
John Bull
The King's Hunt
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The King's Hunt
Zuzana Růžičková
Les Barricades Mystérieuses
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Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in C major, K 406
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Sonata in C major, K 406
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