Töbi Tobler

Töbi Tobler

Tell-Musik

The ‘Tell music’ moves within the region of ‘Alpine sounds’. It incorporates vocal experiments of emotional depth, raging, beating rhythms with sticks, and complex art music with quotations from Schiller’s great contemporary Beethoven. The arch of musical means is a broad one – from the interiorised folksiness of the Alpine valleys to the utopian vision of th...

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Vüna bèla!

Vüna bèla!

Panorama popolare ticinese

Panorama of Ticino folk music - In Canton Ticino, the concept of “new folk music” – which is the topic of this CD series by musiques suisses – has no real significance. The musicians themselves would find the definition “musica tradizionale contaminata” more apt – in other words, “contaminated traditional music”. But the selection of music on the present CD shows that there is in fact much t...

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Zum Gipfel und Zurück

Zum Gipfel und Zurück

Neue Alphornmusik

The Russian-born alphorn player Arkady Shilkloper plays the alphorn fair and square. But then he surprises us again with his note alterations, trills, virtuosic ornaments, glissandi, and deep, long-held notes. And of course, the nature-loving professional horn player does not omit the 'alphorn fa', the eleventh overtone that sounds 'wrong' to our over-educated ears. This extraordinary alphorn p...

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