Zuzana: Music is Life - A Story of Love, Tyranny and Triumph (LP + DVD) | Euroarts 4264371

Zuzana: Music is Life - A Story of Love, Tyranny and Triumph (LP + DVD)


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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4264371

Format: DVD + LP

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 19th January 2018



Zuzana: Music is Life is the thrilling documentary about Zuzana Růžičková (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 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

DVD bonus features: additional interviews with Mahan Esfahani, Zuzana Růžičková 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 Růžičková.

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

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