ZUZANA
RŮŽIČKOVÁ
20 CD BACH EDITION

 

“There is something above us, near to us, which makes absolute sense, but we don’t see it. Bach tells you: ‘Don’t despair, there is a sense in life and in the world.’”

- Zuzana Růžičková

 


ZUZANA RŮŽIČKOVÁ's recordings of Bach's complete solo harpsichord works for the French label ERATO have been reissued in a new 20 CD edition from WARNER CLASSICS. In addition to the solo works, this set includes the six sonatas for violin and harpsichord with Josef Suk, the three sonatas for cello and harpsichord with Pierre Fournier, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and the "Triple Concerto" in A minor with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Josef Suk, as well as five Vivaldi concertos transcribed by Bach for solo harpsichord.

The solo recordings were made in Paris and Prague between 1965 and 1973 and first appeared as an integral set in a 21 LP edition published by ERATO in 1975. A number of the recordings were subsequently licensed and published as LPs by MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY in the United States, ETERNA in East Germany and SUPRAPHON in Czechoslovakia. An 18 CD integral edition of limited availability was published in Japan in 1988 and never available internationally. This newly remastered 20 CD edition, representing Růžičková's artisty at its pinnacle and marking her crowning achievement in the studio, will finally make these classic recordings readily available to listeners around the world.


Michel Garcin, artistic director for ERATO, presents
Zuzana Růžičková with her 21 LP Bach edition.