Zuzana Ruzickova: Music is Life
Zuzana Ruzickova © Getzels Gordon Productions
This is the dark and triumphant story of Zuzana Ruzickova told by herself about how she became a world-famous harpsichordist and interpreter of Bach under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. 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. Zuzana transcends the personal as she shares her story, in a deeply affecting look at the redemptive power of art during the Czech Republic’s turbulent 20th century.