Label: Tell Record - 51 1067-2,Activ Records AG - 51 1067-2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Switzerland • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Volksmusik
Switzerland has long had a Klänge Vom Pilatus - Various - Memories Of Switzerland - Original Folklore Music cultural identity, despite its diversity of GermanFrenchItalianRomansh and other ethnicities.
Religious and folk music dominated the country until the 17th century, with growth in production of other kinds of music occurring slowly. Due to a lack of detailed records, little is known High Heel Sneakers - Various - Good Timin (8-Track Cartridge) Swiss folk music prior to the 19th century.
Some 16th-century lute tablatures have been reconstructed into authentic instrumental arrangements; however, the first major source of information comes from 19th-century collections of folk songs, and work done by musicologist Hanny Christen. Traditional instruments included alphornhammered dulcimerfifehurdy-gurdycastanetsrebecbagpipecittern and shawm. At the beginning of the 19th century, Swiss folk music was largely performed by ensembles made of itinerant musicians and solo acts using an instrument, with only a few duos.
In the s, however, the Swiss military was reorganized, leading to the formation of brass bands that used modern instruments. These instruments, mostly brass or wind, were built much better than those played by itinerants, and musicians brought them back to Woman - Various - Tough Titties villages.
Local players joined these ensembles, which played dance music for festivals and other celebrations. Dance styles included schottischmazurkawaltz and polka. Inthe accordion was invented in Viennaand it had spread to Switzerland by The accordion was popular because it was relatively easy to play and cheap to acquire, and took only one musician to play the melody and accompaniment.
By the s, the accordion was an integral part of Swiss folk music, and semi-professional ensembles were appearing to play at large social dances.
Alongside the brass bands came string instruments like the violin and double bass ; string bands soon began to displace the older brass bands. The accordion, however, did not make an appearance in these dance bands until aboutand it eventually replaced the two violins which had become standard. Following World War ISwitzerland became more heavily urbanized, and music moved to cities like Zurich. Rural folk music became the most popular style for middle-class audiences, and musicians like Joseph Stocker "Stocker Sepp" became renowned across the country.
Stocker knew his audience liked the exotic appeal of rural music, and so he bought traditional costumes from Unterwalden for his band. This was the beginning of laendlermusic. In the urban areas of Switzerland, folk music began to mix with new styles, like jazz and the foxtrotwhile the saxophone replaced the clarinet. Beginning in the s, the Swiss government began to encourage a national identity distinct from Germany and other neighbors.
Laendlermusic became associated with this identity, and grew even more popular. Following World War IIhowever, laendlermusic quickly grew less popular with the influx of imported styles. The field also grew less diverse, with more standardized band formats and only four or five dance types in the repertoire.
By the s, trios consisting of two accordions and a double bass were the most common format, and many Swiss people felt it was a civic duty to preserve this tradition and guard it against change. They have largely succeeded in preventing change, but the field has grown stagnant and much less popular. Their format is a Schwyzeroergeli small accordion played by Hans Oesch, a guitar, an electric bass, and a large accordion.
They are fronted by Melanie Oesch. The rural Appenzell region is a major center of folk music. String music from Appenzell is popular throughout Switzerland.
In its original arrangement two violins, dulcimercellocontrabass is of great importance, while the accordion and piano are also included in some formations. Later in the 20th century, in the s, rock and rollor beat musicwas popular, peaking in with the release of Les Sauterelles ' "Heavenly Club". Swiss rock popularity began inwhen the Hula Hawaiians incorporated rockabillysetting the stage for the early s Okkulte Opferrituale - Schwartz - Krieche Aus Der Hölle. Swiss bands in the same mold included The 16 Strings and Pichiand German-speaking acts soon dominated the field.
Zurich then became a center of innovation, Klänge Vom Pilatus - Various - Memories Of Switzerland - Original Folklore Music on Chris Lange 's blues -roots explorations, Heiner Hepp 's Bob Dylan -inspired folk and Toni Vescoli 's pop fame. BySwiss rock was You Sexy Thing - Various - Hits Of The 80s, and artists were exploring sonic innovations.
Basel's Barry Windowfor example used soul and Indian music to make rockwhile The Sauterelles explored psychedelia. Progressive music formed by the s, when jazzblues and other genres were combined with socially aware lyrics, outlandish solos and macho posturing. The first band of the progressive rock boom was supergroup Flame Dream, Krokodiland The Shiver and Brainticket soon followed. Later in the decade, hard rock became popular and Toad soon established a Swiss scene with the debut single, "Stay!
Already in a small group of Swiss-punks began to adapt the American and British punk rock scene. With the mixture of art-school, glamour and punk noise they attempted the attention of John Peel and became the first Swiss Wave export hit. During the s Switzerland produced a number of metal bands. A Swiss band, Celtic Frostmostly known for their progression of style and Avant-garde take on extreme music started in the early s as Hellhammer and soon became a leading heavy metal band in Switzerland.
They together with a few other bands laid the foundation of modern metal in Switzerland. Related to Celtic Frost, is the technical thrash metal trio Coroner who were roadies for Celtic Frost. The late s saw black metal Klänge Vom Pilatus - Various - Memories Of Switzerland - Original Folklore Music Samael being formed which converted into an industrial metal band.
Formed in by vocalist Franz Treichler, the group used digital sampling to create an intense amalgamation of classical and rock music and became pioneers of industrial music. Since the s Swiss jazz has continued to form. Notable exponents of the Swiss jazz scene are saxophonist Fritz Renold or trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti. Stephan Eicher is a popular folk rock musician, rising to prominence in the mids and gaining a popular following across Europe in the s.
In the s, many rappers and DJs started to influence Switzerland's musical scene. Sens Unik from Renens a suburb of Lausanne are one of the most important rap groups, merging hip hop with influences from many other styles.
Electronica is also part of the Swiss musical experience, Yello 's first album came out inin the s, Touch El Arab scored a hit in several European countries with the song "Muhammar". Producer Pat Jabbar from Basel established his own record company Barraka el Farnatshi in the late eighties; dedicated to music from the Arabic world especially Morocco mixed with dance music from the west.
While most musician's work was based on the contemporary Anglo-Saxon music, singer songwriter Christine Lauterburg took up the traditional Swiss folk music and merged old domestic song with pop and electronic music elements. With her version of the classic Swiss song "S'Vreneli vom Guggisberg" she triggered intense indignation as well as praise.
Emerging in the early s, the band Gotthard evolved to become the leading Swiss rock group and one of the most acclaimed bands in Europe.
With a total of 8 studio albums, 2 compilation albums and 2 live albums one of which unpluggedthey changed their style from hard rock to adult contemporary rock. Singer Steve Lee was killed in a motorcycle accident on October 5, Some Swiss musicians actually enjoy a worldwide reputation, with commercial success. Helvetic electronic music plays a great role house and dance music Klänge Vom Pilatus - Various - Memories Of Switzerland - Original Folklore Music because of some artists like Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Experience* - Smash Hits AntoineRemadyYves Larockor Mike Candys.
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