The Liestaler collected more than 10`000 instrumental pieces from 1940 on and thus created a treasure that inspires Swiss folk music until today.
She traveled all over Switzerland, noting down notes and dances from farmers and musicians, creating a collection of inestimable value. Hanny Christen's collection is a treasure that inspires Swiss folk music to this day. The Liestal woman, also known as "Musighanneli", collected over 10,000 instrumental pieces from 1940 onwards. What remained unrecognized during her lifetime is now an integral part of the folk music scene. The exhibition highlights Hanny Christen's work, which 20 years ago found its way from a basement of the University Library of Basel back to the Swiss dance stages.
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