The German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra (LS 8/1976)


The Light Orchestra of German-Swiss Radio was founded in 1946 by the prominent conductor and composer Cedric Dumont.

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The following year it made its recording debut. Since then it has won increasing recognition as one of the leading and most versatile radio light orchestras in Europe. Its repertoire ranges from modern dance music to operetta, from folk music to jazz. The Light Orchestra of the German-Swiss Radio is now under the direction of Hans Moeckel. Co-conductor is pianist-arranger Peter Jacques.

Musical content

1. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Dansevise - Der Sommer ging vorüber - The Dancing Song
(O. Francker / S. Vollmer Sorensen, Siegel)
Lys Assia, vocal; Hans Moeckel, conductor
2. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: One Lovely Night
(B. Kaempfert, H. Rehbein / M. Gabler, arr. P. Herbholzheimer)
Miriam Klein, vocal; Hans Moeckel, conductor
3. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Feel So Empty
(L. Groeneboom)
Regina Günthardt, vocal; Felicitas Straumann, guitar; Hans Moeckel, conductor
4. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: I miner Stroos - In My Street
(H. Moeckel / M. Rüeger, arr. R. Anselmi)
Piera Martell, vocal; Hans Moeckel, conductor

Personnel of the German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra

Fritz Pavlicek (tp, va); Gerdt Richter (tp, tb, v); Antonio Conde (tp, v, g); Lennart Axelsson (tp); Gustave Dupuis (tp); Victor Burghardt (as, cl); Franz David (as, fl, cl); Antonio Puttini (ts, cl, v); Fernando Vicencio (ts, ss, cl, fl); Fernand Fantini (bs, cl, bcl, acc); Rudolf Sutermeister (btb, b); Raymond Droz (tb, perc); Georges Delagaye (tb); Runo Ericksson (btb, v); Walter Teubner (g, va); Kurt Hacker (p, perc, hp, acc); Paul Rovère (bg, b); Pierre Favre (dr); Hans Moeckel (cond)

Production information

Musica Helvetica. Lightly Swiss LS 8. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra. Produced in 1976 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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