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Swiss Chamber Music Groups (I) (MH 43/1979)

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A programme devoted to performances by two internationally renowned chamber music ensembles from German-speaking Switzerland: the String Quartet of Berne and the Stalder Quintet of Zurich.

This content was published on March 26, 2008 - 17:45

The String Quartet of Berne ensemble was founded in 1971, bringing together leading representatives of the younger generation of Swiss musicians. Its members are Alexander Wijnkoop and Eva Zurbrügg (violins), Heinrich Forster (viola) and Walter Grimmer (cello).

The Stalder Quintet, an outstanding wind ensemble which made its debut in 1955, comprises Hans Stalder (clarinet), Ursula Burkhard (flute), Paul Meyer (bassoon), Bernard Leguillon (French horn) and Peter Fuchs (oboe).

Musical content

1. Alexander Zemlinsky: Theme with Variations (2nd movement). From String Quartet no. 3
Alexander Wijnkoop and Eva Zurbrügg, violins; Heinrich Forster, viola; Walter Grimmer, cello
2. Klaus Huber: Cantio II (Intonato-Cantio-Conclusio). From "Moteti and Cantiones for String Quartet"
Alexander Wijnkoop and Eva Zurbrügg, violins; Heinrich Forster, viola; Walter Grimmer, cello
3. Antonio Rosetti (Franz Anton Rössler): 1st Movement. From Wind Quintet in E flat major
Hans Stalder, clarinet; Ursula Burkhard, flute; Paul Meyer, bassoon; Bernard Leguillon, French horn; Peter Fuchs, oboe
4. Robert Suter: Movements (2nd movement). From Four Studies for Wind Quintet
Hans Stalder, clarinet; Ursula Burkhard, flute; Paul Meyer, bassoon; Bernard Leguillon, French horn; Peter Fuchs, oboe
5. Eugène Bozza: Scherzo, op. 48, for Wind Quintet
Hans Stalder, clarinet; Ursula Burkhard, flute; Paul Meyer, bassoon; Bernard Leguillon, French horn; Peter Fuchs, oboe

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 43. Swiss Chamber Music Groups I. Produced 1979 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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