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Special Events-Special Editions - 1982 Swiss Musical Festival Zofingen (SE 4/1983)

MUSICA HELVETICA (SE 4/1983) Performers Heinz Reber and Thomas Demenga at the 1982 Swiss Music Festival Zofingen. swissmusic

The attractive little town of Zofingen hosted the 1982 Festival of the Swiss Musicians' Association and became for three days the focal point of the Swiss music life.

This content was published on April 10, 2008 - 15:27

The festival featured not only classical music but other areas of creative and improvisational music-making, including jazz, rock and folk.

Musical content

1. U.P. Schneider-J. Hager-J. Wildberger: Improvisation
Urs Peter Schneider, piano; Jürg Hager, clarinet; Jürg Wildberger, bass
2. Claude Rochat and his Ensemble: Improvisation
(Trad., arr. C. Rochat)
3. Boris Mersson: Rhythmic Etude no. 5 for Jazz Trio and String Quartet, op. 13
Luc Hoffmann, clarinet; Max Hediguer, bass; Stuff Combe, drums; Geneva String Quartet
4. Les Gais Lutrins: Medley
(Arr. Les Gais Lutrins)
5. H. Reber-T. Demenga: Improvisation
Heinz Reber, organ; Thomas Demenga, cello
6. R. Ericksson: Small Music for My Soul, for two instrumental choirs (excerpt)
Ingrid Frauchiger, Vocal; Putte Wickmann, clarinet; The Zurich Violoncellists; The Bigband of German-Swiss Radio and Television; Hans Moeckel, conductor
Dedicated to Giovanni Gabrieli and other real musicians.
7. Mani Planzer: Zanfoniada (excerpt). From "Art Huebris"
Art Huebris Orchestra; Mani Planzer, conductor
8. Mani Planzer: Serida (excerpt). From "Art Huebris"
Art Huebris Orchestra; Mani Planzer, conductor
9. Mani Planzer: Martinenco (excerpt). From "Art Huebris"
Art Huebris Orchestra; Mani Planzer, conductor
10. G. Wimberger-H. Sachs: Der Meyen - The Month of May
Basel Madrigalists; Fritz Näf, conductor

Production information

Musica Helvetica. Special Events-Special Editions MH-SE 4. 1982 Swiss Musical Festival (Zofingen). Produced 1983 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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