hornroh

hornroh

zirp

In their project hornroh (literally: 'Raw horn'), Balthasar Streiff forms a quartet together with the trombonist Anita Kuster, the horn player Martin Roos and the trumpeter Rudolf Linder. They too had approached the alphorn in an undogmatic, highly individual manner after having finished their classical music studies. These four musicians develop their musical ideas in close collaboration with ...

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hornroh modern alphorn quartet

hornroh modern alphorn quartet

gletsc

What is the photo on the cover of this CD? A close-up of an elephant’s skin, with its folds and crannies? A mouldy cheese from France? Or perhaps, after all, a view of the fissures and crevices of a glacier? Puzzling moments such as are offered by this video still by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud can be found, too, in the music on this double CD that is entitled hornroh modern alphorn quartet. It is a ...

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HujGroup

HujGroup

Nöis Alts

Since spring 2002, Switzerland possesses an encyclopaedia of folk music comprising some ten thousand melodies, and published in ten volumes. It includes a large portion of the dance music repertoire from the Swiss countryside, as performed by innumerable local musicians in the 19th century. We owe this massive cultural treasure trove - which is probably unique of its kind in Europe - to the Bas...

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Joolerei

Joolerei

Eine Jodelreise mit Nadja Räss

The concept of "Joolerei" has its origins in the Toggenburg region, where yodelling is called "joole"; the word describes a direct, old, ethnic form of yodelling. The yodelling journey on which Nadja Räss takes us shows a young woman who most certainly has not yet arrived at her final goal. She remains as we know her: someone searching, yet without being restless. She steers...

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Ländlerorchester

Ländlerorchester

Domenic Janett: Ländler-Rhapsodie / Dani Häusler: Waldstätter-Fantasie

In 2006, a work lay sketched out in Domenic Janett's desk drawer, entitled 'Das Ländlerorchester' ('The Ländler Orchestra'). He wanted to unite numerous Swiss folk instruments in a large orchestra - string instruments, clarinets, brass, the alphorn, the Schwyzerörgeli, the accordion and the dulcimer. A kind of 'Alpine Symphony' in the manner of contemporary Swiss folk music. With the Stubete am...

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Music from the Swiss mountains

Music from the Swiss mountains

Offizielle CD des Schweizer Pavillons in Schanghai

When one thinks of music from the Swiss mountains, one thinks first of all of yodelling and alphorns. There is no doubt that wordless vocalizations belong among the archaic sounds of the Alps. Nevertheless, it is only in the last 200 years that all this has been turned into a very embodiment of 'Swiss' music. Along with instrumental dance music, yodelling and the alphorn together form the 'Swis...

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Noldi Alder mit Klangcombi

Noldi Alder mit Klangcombi

Hommage an die Streichmusik Alder zum 125-Jahr-Jubiläum

Klangcombi, Noldi Alder's Septet strikes out on a new path, in both musical and optical terms. These musicians dive into the rich treasure of our folk music and enrich it with the knowledge they have acquired during their studies, with their own musical repertoire and with their own artistic personalities. Klangcombi also profits from the fact that the Septet is made up of musicians from differ...

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Paralpin

Paralpin

Patricia Draegers "Röseligarte"

"One day, a dear friend and colleague from the theatre showed me an old, dusty book that seemed to be available only second hand: 'Der Röseligarten' ('The Rose Garden'), edited by Otto von Greyerz in 1850. I was immediately and completely enthusiastic about this collection. It contains an incredible number of wonderful melodies and impressive texts that have not lost their topicality, even...

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Rämschfädra

Rämschfädra

chrüz & queer

Music from all four points of the compass and from Switzerland's four language regions - this is what this CD offers. Rämschfädra sets off along its own unique path - highly overgrown, deforested and labyrinthine - through Swiss folk music. However different the pieces here may be in origin, Rämschfädra arranges them in ways just as varied, over the course of long rehearsals.

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Schänner Blech-Füfermusig

Schänner Blech-Füfermusig

Blechtanzmusik

Brass dance Music Dance music for clarinet, trumpet, flugelhorn, baritone horn and tuba was popular in the late 19th century in certain parts of eastern Switzerland. In Schänis in Canton St. Gallen, manuscript music, recordings and various Pictures of this genre and its performers are extant today. In the Region around Glarus and Sargans, we know from numerous pictures from the time that this...

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Schweizer Oktett

Schweizer Oktett

Verliebt i Züri

Whoever hears "Verliebt i Züri" ('In love with Zurich') will perhaps stop and wonder: is this folk music? Or salon music, perhaps? Or art music in folksy mode - like the 'Schrammel quartets' of the Viennese coffee houses? The answer is: it is something of all this, and yet still, as a whole, is unmistakeably original! The reason for this might be that all these pieces in fact are by t...

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Schweizer Oktett - Marchstei

Schweizer Oktett - Marchstei

Schweizer Volksmusik traditionell und neu

Marchstei means the following to the Swiss Octet: To capture the fragrance of 10000 folk tunes in a pretty flask, to escape over the border with it and open it in new, surprising places. Breaking out across frontiers that seem cordoned off for eternity by heavy border stones. Forging ahead into new regions, and breaking open all borders in our way - including those that are in our minds. Dancin...

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Schweizer Volksmusik

Schweizer Volksmusik

im Wandel der Zeit

For more than ten years, things have been happening again on the folk music scene - a scene that had until then been largely characterized by rigidity. A new generation of musicians is interested once more in their own roots and in local music traditions. Open, but also respectful, they take up old forms, melodies and dance rhythms and adapt them to the demands of today. The New and the Old tod...

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Stubete am See

Stubete am See

Ein Querschnitt durch das Festival 2008

If you stand in the large hall of the Zurich Tonhalle and admire the richly decorated ceiling, you suddenly realize that there are no musicians pictured up there in their tie and tails. Instead, they’re folk musicians with clarinets and shepherd’s trumpets. Their listeners are in country clothes. You can almost smell the cow dung. And then you dream of filling this hall with the won...

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Stubete am See

Stubete am See

Ein Querschnitt durch das Festival 2010

The Stubete am See is a festival for new Swiss folk music in an urban context, in the middle of Zurich. Its second edition took place on 28 and 29 August 2010, promising 16 concerts in the small hall of the Zurich Tonhalle, a concert in the large hall of the Tonhalle, 12 dance music blocks on the Bauschänzli by the lake, and four 'Original Stubete' events where the public was able to play along...

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Stubete am See

Stubete am See

Ein Querschnitt durch das Festival 2012

The success of the Stubete am See 2010 and innumerable requests from musicians who wanted to take part in our festival for new Swiss folk music encouraged us to expand our programme by adding another venue. So this year, 27 ensembles of between two and 26 musicians performed over 40 gigs in the large and small halls of the Zurich Tonhalle, in the garden hall of the Kongresshaus and on the Bausc...

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Stubete am See

Stubete am See

Festival 2014

The fourth “Stubete am See” presented 32 ensembles from the realm of new Swiss folk music. The present compilation offers an insight into the 23 concerts that took place in the large and small halls of the Zurich Tonhalle, as well as in its vestibule. The Zurich Tonhalle was for a long time the venue for large-scale events such as the first Swiss National Costume Festival, a Swiss Yodelling Fe...

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Stubete am See

Stubete am See

Festival 2016

What makes a vintage year? What does the 2016 vintage of Swiss folk music taste like? 27 hours of live recordings from the Zurich Tonhalle have been put in the wine press and have here been reduced to 80 minutes of music: 20 tracks by 19 different ensembles are the result. This selection offers 19 different approaches to tradition, and illuminates the question as to what our folk music today...

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Thierry Lang

Thierry Lang

LYOBA

Like all people from Fribourg, I was reared on the songs of Abbé Bovet and Pierre Kaelin, all through my youth. They are practically in my genes. It was a long time ago that I had the idea of playing this music, but I did not want to do it lightly. Today, I think that I have attained a musical maturity that allows me enough distance in order to risk such an adventure.' (Thierry Lang)

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Thierry Lang

Thierry Lang

LYOBA 2

Less than a year after the launching of a first disc devoted to the Fribourg composers Joseph Bovet and Pierre Kaelin, Thierry Lang’s comeback offers us a second volume that both continues and refines a musical project that is unique today. By arranging some of the musical pearls from the heritage of his canton for a jazz trio and a quartet of cellos, this Fribourg pianist proves brillian...

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