Album

Zuzana Růžičková

Hommage a Zuzana Růžičková

Catalogue Number: SU 4117-2
Published: 27th January 2012
Genre: Orchestral
Format: 2 CD
J. S. Bach - Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816, Concerto for Harpsichord No. 9 in G major, Op. 4 No. 1, BWV 980
Domenico Scarlatti - Sonatas (selection)*
Manuel de Falla - Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello *
Viktor Kalabis - Sei invenzioni canonici per cembalo, Op. 20 *
Francis Poulenc - Concert champtre - Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra *
Jan Rychlík - Hommaggi gravicembalistici for Harpsichord *
Bohuslav Martinů - Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra, H 246

Zuzana Růžičková - harpsichord, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra / Václav Neumann et al.

Zuzana Růžičková, an exceptional personality upon whom the critics conferred the title "First Lady of the Harpsichord", continued the pioneering efforts Wanda Landowska had made to get the harpsichord recognised as an independent concert instrument. The path she took was co-determined by her lifelong relationship to Bach, whose complete works for harpsichord she has recorded, and along it she was also accompanied by a number of friends she regularly met: Karel Ančerl, Gideon Klein, Sviatoslav Richter, Josef Suk. She hasn't, however, remained merely a Bach specialist: in addition to early music, she has recorded all the classic modern harpsichord works, including Poulenc's Concert champ?tre and her beloved Bohuslav Martinů's Concerto for Harpsichord, awareness of which she helped to raise all over the world. A number of pieces have been written directly for Zuzana Růžičková, among them compositions by Jan Rychlík and the remarkable Sei invenzioni canonici per cembalo by Viktor Kalabis, whom the harpsichordist was married to for over half a century. This representative selection from Zuzana Růžičková's highly acclaimed discography is Supraphon's way of marking her 80th birthday. The overwhelming majority of these recordings are appearing on CD for the very first time.

The perfect way to mark Zuzana Růžičková's 80th birthday - a harpsichord feast ranging from Bach to the 20th century

CD 1

Johann Sebastian Bach
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
1.
Fantasia 07:21
2.
Fugue 05:40
Johann Sebastian Bach
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
3.
Allemande 03:01
4.
Courante 02:01
5.
Sarabande 04:31
6.
Gavotte 01:17
7.
Bourrée 01:31
8.
Loure 02:18
9.
Gigue 03:53
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Harpsichord No. 9 in G major, BWV 980
10.
Allegro 04:09
11.
Largo 04:58
12.
Allegro 04:17
Domenico Scarlatti
13.
Sonata in F minor, L. 475, K.519 03:38
Domenico Scarlatti
14.
Sonata in F minor, L. 383, K.19 03:48
Domenico Scarlatti
15.
Sonata in D major, L.Suppl. 15, K.278 03:10
Domenico Scarlatti
16.
Sonata in G major, L. 389, K.375 02:38
Domenico Scarlatti
17.
Sonata in G minor, L. 488, K.8 04:34
Domenico Scarlatti
18.
Sonata in B flat major, L. 50, K.70 02:29
Domenico Scarlatti
19.
Sonata in D minor, L. 366, K.1 02:44
Domenico Scarlatti
20.
Sonata in G major "Capriccio", L. 84, K.63 02:23
Domenico Scarlatti
21.
Sonata in C major, L. 5, K.406 03:56
Domenico Scarlatti
22.
Sonata in C minor, L. 352, K.11 02:53

CD 2

Manuel de Falla
Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello
1.
Allegro 03:04
2.
Lento (giubiloso ed energico) 06:02
3.
Vivace (flessibile, scherzando) 04:13
Viktor Kalabis
Sei invenzioni canonici per cembalo, Op. 20
4.
Canon in 5 (Allegro vivo) 01:33
5.
Canon in 6 (Allegro teneramente) 02:33
6.
Canon in 4 (Andante con molta sensibilita) 03:13
7.
Canon in 8 (Allegro comodo) 01:11
8.
Canon in 7 (Adagio. Molto espressivo) 03:16
9.
Canon in 3 (Allegro vivo) 01:57
Francis Poulenc
Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra (Concert champetre)
10.
Allegro molto. Adagio. Allegro molto 11:04
11.
Andante. Mouvement de Sicilienne 07:33
12.
Finale. Presto trés gai 09:03
Jan Rychlík
Hommaggi gravicembalistici for Harpsichord
13.
Preludio Imo (a Bernardo Pasquini, 1637-1710) 02:07
14.
Essercizio (a Carlos Seixas, 1704-1742) 01:47
15.
Capricho (a Antonio Cabezón, 1510-1566) 01:05
16.
Vive le neveu (a Francois Couperin, 1631-1698) 01:53
Bohuslav Martinů
Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra, H. 246
17.
Poco allegro 06:25
18.
Adagio 04:37
19.
Allegretto 06:37