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Great Names in Swiss Folk Music - Kasimir Geisser (MH 26/1974)

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Kasimir Geisser, born in 1899, became a legend while still alive.

This content was published on March 20, 2008 - 13:21

Largely self-taught and of ebullient humour, he developed into a brillant clarinetist and prolific composer. Many of his nearly 2000 melodies have become classics in Swiss folk music. After a brief but eventful career he died at the age of only 43.

Musical content

1. Stubete Schottisch - Party Schottisch
(K. Geisser)
Country Band Kuster-Feierabend
2. Stubete Schottisch - Party Schottisch
(K. Geisser)
Country Band Geisser, Wollerau
3. Kasi duderlä no einä - Blow another one Kasimir
(K. Geisser)
Country Band Geisser, Wollerau
4. Es gaht nid bös - Not Half So Bad
(K. Geisser)
Country Band Gwerder-Bellmont; Thomas Kenel, Schwäfelpfyffli
5. Am Kerstelenbach - At the Kerstelen Brook
(K. Geisser)
Thomas Marthaler and Arno Caflisch, clarinets; Josias Jenny, Swiss accordion; Arthur Schellenberg, bass
6. Roman fährt Automobil - Roman Drives His Automobile
(K. Geisser)
Swiss accordion Duo Grencheberg
7. Plappermäulchen - Little Chatterbox
(K. Geisser)
Country Band Kuster-Feierabend
8. Wenn ein Ländler ertönt - To the Sound of a Ländler
(K. Geisser)
Mouth Organ Quartet Aemmital
9. Urner Bödeler - Clog Dance from Uri
(K. Geisser)
Thomas Marthaler, clarinet; Rees Gwerder and Lüdi Hürlimann, Swiss accordion; Jules Bischoff, bass

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 26. Great Names in Swiss Folk Music. Kasimir Geisser. Produced 1974 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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