Baroque&Before Remembers Zuzana Růžičková

October 25, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Zuzana Růžičková and her student Mahan Esfahani together at the harpsichord
Zuzana Růžičková and her student Mahan Esfahani together at the harpsichord

The world renowned Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková died September 27, 2017 at the age of 90. In a career spanning more than half a century, she recorded over 100 albums, and was the first harpsichordist to record Bach’s complete works in a collection of 35 CDs. On this edition of Baroque&Before, we bring you excerpts from a recital featuring some of Ms. Růžičková’s students in celebration of her 90th birthday, held Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Martinů Hall in Prague’s Liechtenstein Palace, as well as selections from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, recorded by of Ms. Růžičková in March, 1968 in Studio 2 of Czech Radio, in Prague.

 

Playlist

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in d minor, BWV 903, by J.S Bach
Borbála Dobozy, harpschord
Chaconne in G, HWV 435, by G.F. Handel
Jaroslav Tůma, harpsichord

Toccata fatta sopra l’assedio di Filippsburgo, by Alessandro Poglietti
Václav Luks, harpsichord

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (selections), by J.S. Bach
-Prelude and Fugue in c minor, BWV 847
– Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
– Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 850
– Prelude and Fugue in g minor, BWV 861
– Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 867
Zuzana Růžičková, harpsichord

Opening and closing music on tonight’s Baroque&Before:
Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 846, by J.S Bach
Zuzana Růžičková, harpsichord