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Yodeling in Dairyland: A History of Swiss Music in Wisconsin
     

Yodeling in Dairyland: A History of Swiss Music in Wisconsin

by James P. Leary, James Leary
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962436925
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
07/29/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

James P. Leary is professor of folklore and Scandinavian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include So Ole Says to Lena, Wisconsin Folklore, and Minnesota Polka.

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