Zuzana Ruzickova Zuzana; Music Is Life - A Story of Love, Tyranny and Triumph LP & DVD
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Vinyl LP Plus Bonus DVD!
“Zuzana: Music is Life” is the dark and triumphant documentary about Zuzana
Ruzickova (1927-2017), 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
Zuzana’s life story is exceptional not just because she returned to
Czechoslovakia after the war to fulfill 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
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" size LP gatefold packaging containing the documentary DVD, an
eight-page booklet and a vinyl LP.
Documentary with original film music by Robert Neufeld.
DVD bonus features: additional interviews with Mahan Esfahani, Zuzana Ruzickova
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 Ruzickova (re-release of excerpts from the 20-CD Erato boxset).
• 12" 33 1/3 rpm LP
• Playing time: Side A - 17:24, Side B - 21:16
• Gatefold jacket
• Includes 8-page booklet
• Picture: 16:9 - NTSC
• Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
• Language: English, Czech
• Subtitles: English, German, Japanese
• Region code: 0 (worldwide)
• Running time: 110 mins
• Production Year (documentary): 2017
to be announced
DVD - documentary:
Zuzana: Music Is Life - A story of love, tyranny and triumph