The Light Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio is the oldest established of the three regional Radio Light Orchestras in Switzerland.
Founded in 1940 by the late Fernando Paggi, it is under the direction of Mario Robbiani who personally takes care of the orchestral arrangements and sound supervision. The orchestra comprises several smaller formations and has a widely varied repertoire ranging from current pop to jazz and specialising in Italian songs and Latin American numbers.
On this edition the Light Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio features the vocal group "The Musicals".
1. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Vieni sulla barchetta - Come on to My Little Boat
Mario Robbiani, accordion; The Musicals, vocal group
2. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: E sera - Evening
The Musicals, vocal group
3. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Archimede
Franco Ambrosetti, flugelhorn
4. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Delicato
5. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Velluto rosso - Red Velvet
Personnel of the Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra
Emilio Soana (tp); Cataldo d'Addario (tp); Oscar Maetti (tp); Nino Impallomeni (tp); Giacomo Rota (as, bs, cl); Sergio Valenti (as, cl, fl); Giulio Butti (ts, cl, fl); Michel Surget (ts, cl, fl); Leandro Prete (bs); Nicola Castriotta (tb); Giuseppe Bergamasco (tb); Giancarlo Romani (tb); Giuseppe Guerra (g); Mario Robbiani (cond, p, acc); Gianfranco Angelin (bg); Rolando Ceragioli (dr)
Special feature: "The Musicals", vocal group
Musica Helvetica. Lightly Swiss LS 5. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra. Produced in 1976 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen (this recording is not available).
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 1972 to 1998. These recordings are not available.
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