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Swiss Folk Music - Live! - At the Culture Caroussel of Stäfa (I) (SFL 3/1981)

MUSICA HELVETICA (SFL 3/1981) Swiss Folk Music - Live! Original cover illustration by Walter Grieder swissmusic

This is the first of two editions recorded by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation at the White Horse Inn at Stäfa, a historic tavern on Lake Zurich.

This content was published on April 15, 2008 - 11:53

Here, a group of enterprising young people have established the "Culture Caroussel", a meeting place for artists from many different fields of culture. This edition features two folk groups from central and northeastern Switzerland. It's Hans Hürlimann's Original Appenzell String Band and the Potted Cheese Music.

Musical content

1. Hans Hürlemann Original String Band: Hoostig-Walzer (Appenzell Wedding Waltz)
(Trad., arr. H. Hürlemann)
2. Saum Singers: Zäuerli with Talerschwinge
(Traditional Appenzell yodel with rotating coins)
3. Saum Singers: Zäuerli with Schölleschötte
(Traditional Appenzell yodel with cowbells)
4. Hans Hürlemann Original String Band: I de Gretehalde - On The Slope
(K. Menet)
5. Hafechäs Musig: A de Hafechäschilbi - Let's Have a Ball with the Potted Cheese Music
(K. Pfäffli)
6. Hafechäs Musig: Rigi-Schottisch
(Trad.)
7. Hafechäs Musig: s'Gartehüsli - The Little Garden House
(Trad.)

Production information

Musica Helvetica. Swiss Folk Music Live - Live! SFL-3. At the Culture Caroussel of Stäfa (I). Produced 1981 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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