Dominik Landwehr 06.05.2020
His voice touched millions. Tenor Joseph Schmidt died in 1942 in the Zürcher Oberland, on the final leg of his escape from the Nazi regime. Even today, the Jewish singer’s story is a moving one.
Alexander Rechsteiner 18.09.2019
200 years ago, homesickness was thought to be a typically Swiss affliction. It was triggered by ‘Kuhreihen’, old herdsmen’s songs. The children’s book character Heidi also suffered from homesickness.
David Eugster 15.05.2019
Switzerland and Europe – it’s a love-hate relationship. At least when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. A potted history.
Andrej Abplanalp 12.04.2019
In the 1950s, young people started rebelling against the traditional middle-class values of the time. With dancing and rock ’n’ roll, they aspired to the American lifestyle.
Alexander Rechsteiner 24.12.2018
Over 200 years ago, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’ was performed for the first time. Thanks to its moving message and captivating melody, it is one of the world’s most popular Christmas carols.
Selina Stuber 05.12.2018
Toni Vescoli was part of Zurich’s beatnik scene in the late 1960s. The musician looks back on his early days, when long hair was still frowned upon and guitar music was the work of the devil.
Erika Hebeisen 26.01.2018
In the 1960s, the youth of the day dreamt of having a portable record player or a boxed gramophone, as it was called. Music conquered the bedroom.
Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum 05.10.2017
Members of the video scene of the 1980s were not only politically committed. They also created artistic and experimental videos.