Zuzana Růžičková died
Zuzana Růžičková, an esteemed harpsichordist and music educator, died after a short illness. She was 90 years of age. Zuzana Růžičková recorded some 35 albums, featuring the complete harpsichord works of J. S. Bach. From 1979 to 1990 she was a soloist of the Czech Philharmonic. She received numerous other accolades, including four Grands Prix du Disque Académie Charles Cros. In 2003, she was decorated with the honour of Chevalier des Arts et des Letters, and received the Medal of Merit from the Czech President.