Bauernmusik Unterägeri 1887


No. 22 Mazurka; No. 60 Schottisch; No. 15 Walzer; No. 17 Polka; Galopp No. 28; No. 8 Mazurka; No. 24 Schottisch; Walzer No. 17; No. 45 Polka; No. 19 Galopp; No. 43 Walzer; No. 18 Mazurka; No. 33 Schottisch; No. 23 Walzer; No. 25 Polka; Galopp No. 18; No. 38 Mazurka; No. 27 Schottisch; No. 5 Walzer; No. 7 Polka; No. 58 Mazurka; No. 6 Schottisch; No. 55 Walzer; No. 53 Polka; No. 47 Walzer


Art music is notated complete, and has been handed down in manuscript or published form. Dance music was the common property of the 'Tanzmusigen', the dance bands of the day. On the whole, it was not written down, but just passed down from generation to generation, from one time to the next and from one place to the next. Thank goodness photography already existed back then, so we at least have a visual impression of Alpine dance music of the 19th century. 'Tanzmusigen' went on foot from place to place, with their clarinets, flutes, violins, double basses, trumpets, horns in all sizes, trombones, percussion and their dusty shoes. Such too were the Sagemattlers, whose first director was the clarinetist Alois Iten (1814-1865). A 'clarinet book' has survived of his with several melodies notated from the years 1840-1841. For the present CD, three dances have been arranged. A real find, however, is the manuscript of 119 Sagemattler dances, written out in five part books, with 63 of them extant in full. It is simple but subtile dance music.


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D, Johannes Gürth, Viola, Florian Walser, Klarinetten in C und B, Heinz Saurer und Herbert Kistler, Cornet, Frank Sanderell, Kontrabass.

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