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documentary Zuzana, Music is Life A story of love, tyranny and triumph

A story of love, tyranny and triumph

Zuzana, Music is Life A story of love, tyranny and triumph

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After a happy childhood, Zuzana Růžičková’s adult years were marked equally by tyranny and triumph. Persecuted for 40 years in Czechoslovakia for having refused to join the Communist Party, during the same period she became a legend of the harpsichord, internationally celebrated for her interpretation of Bach’s music. “I felt that it had to be some sort of joke”, she said of the Communists who replaced the Nazis after World War II. “I was so carried away by my music that I didn’t think about politics; this was of course a big mistake”.

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Cast

  • Zuzana Růžičková | Pianist

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Peter Getzels
    • Harriet Gordon Getzels
  • Production date: 2017
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min
  • Production: © Getzels Gordon Productions
  • Available version(s): EN
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