Ein Querschnitt durch das Festival '03
Totschna: "Suworoff - Marsch", Lager; Nikita Pfister mit Montferrine, La Mi-Été; Michel Godard: "Die Schwarze Madonna (Einsiedeln - Codex 121)", Ecce virgo, Le feu et l’eau; Roland von Flüe mit Ribi Orchester: "Alpine Jazz Suite", Chilbi; Mike und Kate Westbrook: " Turner in Uri", Jelly House; Shirley Anne Hofmann: "Euphoria", Euro Cha Cha Cha, Alpenroeseli; Patricia Draeger; "Röseligarten", Schönste Obestärn; Peter Waters: "Songlines", Von Gonten nach Hundwilerhöhe I, Von Gonten nach Hundwilerhöhe II; Strepitz: "Suns Naturai", Traditionell
Alpentöne (Sounds of the Alps) is one of the most individual, most remarkable music festivals held in Switzerland. Since the first festival in 1999, it has been held every two years in Altdorf, and has showcased the best, wittiest and most unconventional musical performances with the cultural heritage of the Alpine region as their theme. Alpentöne '03 commissioned numerous projects in collaboration with various other institutions, and almost all items on the festival's programme were performed for the first time in Switzerland. The main focus was on the southern, Mediterranean Alpine area, which possesses a rich, diverse folk tradition and a contemporary music scene that is just as lively. A second focus area was the outsider's view of the Alps as described in music. Since the English 'discovery' of the Alps for tourism in the 18th century, life in these central European mountains was transfigured not just in poetry and painting, but also in music.
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