Yodeling in Dairyland
A History of Swiss Music in Wisconsin
Zithers, accordions, yodeling, and cheese festivals: Swiss music in Wisconsin!
A historical overview of Swiss music in America’s most European state, and a short autobiography of Rudy Burkhalter, an influential performer whose varied career, in the Old World and the New, epitomizes the Swiss American experience. This nicely illustrated book covers yodeling, men’s choirs, festivals celebrating Swiss heritage or cheesemaking, house parties, zithers and accordions, touring ensembles, recordings and radio shows, relations with German and Slovenian music, and many other aspects of music in Swiss American culture.
See also this blog post about this author.
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64 pp. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2
45 b/w photos
Distributed for the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Cultures, University of Wisconsin–Madison