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Cover of Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924

Celebrate the release of the 2-CD set Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924. Saturday, November 17, 2018. Wayside Dining Room, University Club, 803 State St. 7:00pm. Free and Open to the Public.

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  • Heinz Mattmann and George Albright, the New Glarus Alphornbläsers, performing on alphorns Saturday night at the Sound Salon celebrating the release of Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924, on Archeophone Records. We co-sponsored this event with the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture. #alphorn #alphornbläser #swissconsin #millsmusiclibrary
  • A grand time was had by all who attended the Sound Salon celebrating the release of Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924, this past Saturday night. We greeted attendees with a display of library materials representing both our Swiss music in Wisconsin holdings and the output of Archeophone Records; Heinz Mattmann and George Albright, the New Glarus Alphornbläsers, commenced the proceedings with an alphorn performance; Jim Leary recounted his years of tracking down the story of Ferdinand Ingold’s Helvetia Records, as well as hunting for more of the 78rpm records; Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey gave an overview of their work with restoring and reissuing recordings from the acoustic era of sound, as well as sharing details of how Archeophone Records came to get involved in this project; Deb Krauss Smith spoke about the history of Swiss immigrants settling in New Glarus and Monroe, her work with the Monroe Swiss Singers, and leading tours to Switzerland; She had Heinz and George join her for a song to conclude. #alpinedreaming #helvetiarecords #swissconsin #alphorn #jimleary #archeophonerecords #debkrausssmith #millsmusiclibrary
  • Wisconsin Singers presents Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now! for the group’s 51st season On Campus show, at the Overture Center’s Capitol Theater tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm. We’re flashing back to 1977, their 10th season, and their album Thank You Very Much [LP 796752]. @wisconsinsingers @overturecenter #wisconsinsingers #wisconsinmusicarchives #millsmusiclibrary
  • University Opera is presenting Claudio Monteverdi’s L
  • These members of the Swiss-Jodel Club from Monroe, Wisconsin, will not be traveling from the 1920s to perform Saturday night at the Sound Salon celebrating the release of Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924. Wayside Dining Room, University Club, 803 State St. 7:00pm. Free and Open to the Public. We will, however, have a performance by accordionist Deb Krauss Smith and members of the Monroe Swiss Singers, yodeling and playing alphorn. This image is a color lithograph, 8.8 cm by 14.1 cm (3 7/16 inches by 5 9/16 inches), based on a hand-colored photograph, published by Ferd. Ingold Import Co, Monroe, WI. Ferdinand Ingold also created Helvetia Records. The image is undated, but we estimate it being from the 1920s, when Helvetia Records was a going concern. Based on other photographs of this group, we know the names of the men. Left to right: Fred Ritschard, Fred Boesiger, Charles Jenny, Louis Alder. The seated zither player remains unidentified. This lithograph is in our Visual Materials collection, which has been digitized and put online via @uwdigitalcollections [ID: WI.vmm0086.bib]. #swissjodel #louisalder #monroeswisssingers #ferdingoldimportco #helvetiarecords #alpinedreaming #swissconsin #millsmusiclibrary