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Bandella

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Canton Ticino, one of the states of the Swiss Federation, where Italian is the official language, the term bandella or bandella ticinese indicates a small ensemble of wind instruments (usually one or two clarinets, a trumpet, a tenor...

Bern

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 129,900 (2004) Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is located in the west-central region of the same name on the Aare River. With its 129,900 inhabitants, it is the fourth- largest city of Switzerland....

Basel

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 168,700 (2004) Basel, a city canton with 168,700 inhabitants, is located in the very north of Switzerland on the Rhein (Rhine). It borders France and Germany. Famed as the center of the humanist movement...

Zürich

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 336,800 (2002) Zürich is located in the northeast of Switzerland at the north end of Zürichsee (Lake Zurich). It covers an area of 35 sq miles (92 sq km) and has 336,800 inhabitants, which makes...

Schlager

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the German-speaking world, the word Schlager has been used since the end of the nineteenth century as a term equivalent to the English ‘popular song.’ Literally translated as ‘hit,’ the term emerged as an Austrian dialect word...

Yello

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...Though trained as a clarinetist at the Conservatory of Geneva, the career of Gilbert Favre primarily revolved around his service as an innovator and champion of Bolivian folk music. As a clarinetist, Favre, born in 1936, was trained...

Schweizer Volksmusik

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Schweizer Volksmusik, which translates literally in English as ‘Swiss folk music,’ is a highly ambiguous term in Switzerland and even more so when viewed from abroad. For the Swiss general public in the German-speaking Cantons, ‘Volksmusik’...

Switzerland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 7,450,867 (2004) Switzerland is located in Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy, west of Austria and south of Germany. Almost two-thirds of the 15,940 sq miles (41,290 sq km) consists of sparsely...

Montreux

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 23,300 (2004) Montreux, a small town of 23,300 inhabitants, is located in the southwestern part on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is known as one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Switzerland....