|Zuzana at home in Prague in September 2016, preparing for our interview...|
News has just broken that Zuzana Ružičková, the great Czech harpsichordist, died peacefully today at the age of 90.
Devastated, but so glad that I went over to meet her when I did, about a year ago. Interviewing her was a joy, privilege and inspiration. It is also wonderful that Warner Classics released all her Bach recordings on CD at long last, to celebrate her big birthday last January. Here is my article about her for the JC.
Farewell, then, to the ultimate survivor. We were lucky to have her at all.