Swiss Dialect Rock (MH 54/1982)


One of the most intriguing aspects of the popular music scene in Switzerland has been the development of dialect rock.

This content was published on March 28, 2008 - 14:59

Rock music combined with texts in Swiss-German dialect. This edition features some of the most outstanding examples of dialect rock, ranging from yodel to youth protest and from Ländler to the little-known language of Romantsch.

Musical content

1. Hans Peter Treichler: Stets i Truure
(Trad., arr. H.P. Treichler)
2. Rumpelstilz: Stets i Truure
(Trad., arr. Rumpelstilz)
3. Lise Schlatt Group: De Früelig
(Hebeisen / Graf / Paul / Isler)
4. Polo's Schmetterding: Im Bärner Oberland
(Hofer / Kohli)
5. Hanery Amman Band: Yo Di Ho
(Amman / Hassenstein)
6. Pfuri, Gorps & Kniri: Roch Ländler
(Pfuri / Gorps / Kniri)
7. Benni Vigne and his group: Castis da savlung
(B. Vigne)
8. Ursi Baur Band: Mich sii
(Baur / Fischer)
9. Frostschutz: Eskimo

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 54. Swiss Dialect Rock. Produced 1982 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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