Winkelmann Helena Simmelibaerg Suite Orch90
Helena Winkelman
6 new pieces based on well-known Swiss folk songs
for accordion and chamber orchestra
intermediate / advanced Duration: 20' Swiss Composers Series

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Helena Winkelman

Helena Winkelman (*1974)

Helena Winkelman (b. 1974) is a Swiss composer and violinist. She showed an exceptional musical talent very early. Having won national and international violin competitions at a young age, she has become a composer with an own distinct voice. Her interest in jazz and renaissance music had her start composing in a postmodernist way, using different styles of music and switching procedures to...
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About Simmelibärg-Suite

Simmelibärg-Suite for solo accordion and small chamber orchestra follows six movements, each of which refers to a different and well-known Swiss folk music song.

These are by no means just new arrangements, each tune finds itself at some point on a somewhat strange and winding path. It then appears in a completely different light.

Helena Winkelman does not, however, give up the exuberant atmosphere of a quodlibet or a crazy dance party. She establishes a bridge between the tradition and the present on which the depth of the human soul and humour dance together in harmony.

A work written for the accordionist Viviane Chassot on commission from the Musikkollegium Winterthur.

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Editions Bim
1. Luegid vo Bärg ond Tal (4'30)
2. Quodlibet from: Es Buurebüebli mahn i nid - Es wott es Froueli z’Märit go - Min Vatter isch en Appezöller (3'30)
3. Du fragsch mi wär i bi (3'15)
4. S’isch äbe ne Mönsch uf ärde (3'15)
5. Zogä-n-am Bogä (3'15)
6. Meiteli wänn du witt go tanze (2'15)


  • February 26, 2023 | Bern, Switerzland. Viviane Chassot (accordion), Orchester Divertimento Bern, Cliodhna Ni Aodain (conducting).

  • February 25, 2023 | Bern, Switerzland. Viviane Chassot (accordion), Orchester Divertimento Bern, Cliodhna Ni Aodain (conducting).

  • World Premiere

    September 30, 2022 | Winterthur, Switzerland. Viviane Chassot (Accordion), Musikkollegium Winterthur, Bogdan Bozovic (conducting).

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