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The collections of the Swiss National Sound Archives constitute an integral part of the musical and cultural heritage of our nation. Various researchers have used some of these collections as the object of their studies. The results of their research are available on the following pages in the original language in which they were published:

Batteristi svizzeriBatteristi svizzeri (in Italian)

Il jazz svizzero: i batteristi di Romano Nardelli e Aldo Sandmeier e i batteristi svizzeri dalla A alla Z ... more


Jazz BiographiesBiographical collection of Swiss Jazz (Bruno Spoerri)

Bruno Spoerri produced, along with his collaborators, an Encyclopedia of Jazz in Switzerland. Concurrently, they sorted a collection of biographies including jazz musicians that are still active, as well as musicians of the past. more

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Expo 64Expo 64 - un paysage sonore (in French)

La Phonothèque nationale suisse célèbre le cinquantenaire de l'Expo 64 en recréant un paysage sonore de cette manifestation nationale. plus



Historical recordings from the Swiss National Sound Archives

More that 200 historical sound documents listenable now!

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Since 2009, alongside the articles devoted to Swiss drummers, the Gallery has hosted IncontriJazz in Fonoteca ... more


La musica nella Svizzera italianaLa musica nella Svizzera italiana (in Italian)

L'intento di queste pagine è quello di presentare, in una prospettiva storica, le iniziative ed i principali agenti culturali che hanno caratterizzato la vita musicale della Svizzera italiana a partire dal secondo dopoguerra. La struttura del testo e la possibilità di creare ... more

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Le Quatuor du FlonzaleyQuatuor du Flonzaley (in French)

L'origine de ce riche travail de documentation remonte à l'année 2000, lorsque Madame Anne Pochon, belle-fille du violoniste et compositeur vaudois Alfred Pochon (fondateur du Quatuor du Flonzaley et du Quatuor Stradivarius), donna le Fonds... more


Salon du VinyleSalon du Vinyle (francese)

La Phonothèque nationale suisse expose au 1er Salon du Vinyle de la Glâne une petite sélection de son immense collection d'environ 100'000 vinyles. Ecoutez notre choix de disques! continua

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Voci dalla SvizzeraVoci dalla Svizzera (in Italian)

In questa sezione vi presenteremo dei personaggi svizzeri che operano o che hanno operato nel campo poetico, letterario, teatrale, storico o politico del nostro paese. more


Words and music from Switzerland Words and music from Switzerland

Sound documents that have a relationship with Cantons or regions of Switzerland.
The selection offers recordings of all musical as well as spoken genres. More

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