Great Names in Swiss Folk Music - Gottfried Stucki (MH 16/1973)

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Gottfried Stucki was one of the most popular figures in Swiss folk music in the first half of the century.

This content was published on March 19, 2008 - 14:10

Born near Berne in 1893, he became an outstanding accordionist and a prolific composer, and was one of the first to record Swiss folk music. With his bands, the "Kapelle Immergrün" and the "Bernese Bears" he became famous all across Switzerland. Gottfreid Stucki died in 1969 at his native village Münsingen.

Musical content

1. Bärner Mutze Country Band: Zigüner im Dorf - Gypsies in the Village, March
(G. Stucki)
2. Accordion solo by Gottfried Stucki: Alpenblumen - Alpine Flowers, Waltz
(G. Stucki)
3. Berne Municipal Brass Band: Silberpolka - Silver Polka
(G. Stucki)
4. Immergrün Country Band: Der Seineschlepper - Tug-boat on the River Seine, Waltz
(G. Stucki)
5. Accordion Duo Gottfried Stucki-Max Weilenmann: Der Trimster Hausi - Trimster Johnny, Polka
(G. Stucki)
6. Freudenbrunnen Promenade Orchestra: Am Hochzeitsball - At the Wedding Ball, Slow Waltz
(G. Stucki)
7. Yodel Duo Liselotte Rupp-Edy von Allmen: Singe, jödele, bödele - Singing, Yodeling and Dancing
(G. Stucki)
8. Sempre Avanti Bandella: Im Gotthardexpress - On the Gotthard Express, Schottisch
(G. Stucki)
9. Bärner Mutze Country Band: Piste gut - Open Run, Ländler
(G. Stucki)
10. Bärner Mutze Country Band: Eisi mach uf - Elsi, Open the Door, Polka
(G. Stucki)

Production information

Musica Helvetia MH 16. Great Names in Swiss Folk Music. Gottfried Stucki. Produced 1973 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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