Swiss Folk Music Goes Pop (MH 48/1974)


This edition just demonstrates how well Swiss folk music from all parts of the country lends itself to jazz, pop, Latin, rock and other modern musical treatments.

This content was published on March 27, 2008 minutes

Featuring Hazy Osterwald Orchestra, the German-Swiss Light Orchestra, Vico Torriani, Lys Assia, the Italian-Swiss Light Orchestra, Bruno Spoerri and others.

Musical content

1. Drummers and fifers of Berne Municipal Orchestra: Berner Marsch
2. Hazy Osterwald Orchestra: Hometown Boogie
(Trad., arr. H. Osterwald)
3. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Dört obe-n-uf em Bärgli/Im Aargau sy zwöi Liebi (Medley)
(Trad., arr. Raymond Droz)
Hans Moeckel, conductor
4. Vico Torriani with the German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Dorma bain
(N. Vonmoos)
With the German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra
5. Lys Assia with the German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: La jardinière du Roy/My Heart Cries For You
(Trad., arr. Peter Jacques)
With the German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra
6. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Swiss Boy
(C. Dumont)
7. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Cucù/La mia morosa cara/Quattro cavai che trottano/Ciao, ciao, ciao (Medley)
Mario Robbiani, conductor
8. The Harp and the Whey (Film music)
(B. Spoerri)
9. SBC/Swiss Radio International Identification Theme
10. Lueget vo Bärgen und Tal
(Trad., arr. H. Bigler)

Production information.

Musica Helvetica MH 48. Swiss Folk Music Goes Pop. Produced 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 1972 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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