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Mrs Fiechtl's Tyrolean Yodlers Redpath Alpine Singers and Players Native Costumes Mrs Fiechtl's Tyrolean Yodlers Winners of First Prize Six Day Yodle and Song Contest Innsbruck-Switzerland MRS. FIECHTL'S TYROLEAN YODLERS I N OFFERING the Fiechtl Tyrolean Yodlers for next season the Redpath Bureau is presenting a genuinely artistic novelty. The singers appear in their native costumes, said to be the most picturesque worn by any of the peoples of Europe. Two complete changes of costume are made during the rendition of the program. This company was organized originally in Innsbruck, one of the most picturesque places in the Swiss Tyrol and the very heart and cradle of the music-loving, music-living Tyroleans. The personnel of the company has changed but little since its organization. Otto Fiechtl, organizer of the company, is dead but the organization has been maintained throughout the years by the perseverance of Mrs. Fiechtl. Yodlers, the best in the Fiechtl group in have left their homes in the mountains to join the Fiechtl group in America. In this manner the standard of the organization has been maintained. T HE FIECHTLS have for generations been known as the leading folk singers and Yodlers among their own people, holding unquestioned rank as master artists in their craft. Only a few years ago in a six days' yodle and song contest in Innsbruck, this family made good its claim to superiority by winning first prize from representatives of the entire Tyrol land. The concert is made up of varied folk and yodle songs, Tyrolean songs and late popular American songs. The entire program can be given in English if desired or the singers will give part in French and their native tongue. The program is varied with numerous instrumental numbers, rendered delightfully on the instruments popular in the Yodlers' native land. The Fiechtls made their first American tour at the time of the Chicago World's Fair and have been heard in practically every state in the union. They have filled long Chautauqua seasons under Redpath management and have proven their ability both as entertainers and musicians. They represent a distinct type of music that is both delightful and interesting. An evening program by them is like a glimpse into the heart of the Alps. Comments from the Press NEW YORK SUN At the Union League Club there was an irresistible freshness and charm about the first concert last night of the Tyrolean Alpine Singers, from the mountain-sides of the Tyrolese Alps. The stage, with its native costumes, looked like a transformation scene from the Alps, with the same piquancy of life and exuberance of song. It was surprising how much genuine music and real art these lads and lassies from the Tyrol put into a beautifully diversified program. The ensemble was so perfect that the best trained festival chorus might have had cause to envy it. The shading was subtle, the crescendos were convincing and the naturalness of the native atmosphere seemed to pervade their every effort. ST. LOUIS, MO., POST-DISPATCH The Tyrolean Alpine Singers broke all attendance records Monday night. What constant singing together will do for any choir has been done for them through their long association. St. Louisians have probably never heard such a blending of naturally beautiful voices as from this company. Not only two or three times did the soprano strike the high E, but often during the evening, and she held it with a force and clarity that called for repeated cries of admiration on the part of the audience. PEORIA, ILL., TRANSCRIPT Never before has a company of Tyroleans sung in Peoria which did such artistic work. It was not only popular, but so musical as to attract the most critical musician. The Star Spangled Banner, which they sang last night after giving their own national song, Under the Double Eagle, made a great hit with the audience. Swanee River was also one of the favorites last night. CINCINNATI, O., ENQUIRER The very newest spark of novelty and interest in a charming combination of the picturesque and romantic in music was offered last night in the Auditorium by Fiechtl's Tyrolean Alpine Singers. Clad in their native costumes, these artists bring home to the audience the music of the mountain, pulsating with life and throbbing with human sympathy. The ensemble maintained in the choruses was captivatingly perfect—a delightful proportion being maintained and the tone quality fresh and musical. The scene enacted on the stage was like a reproduction of a chapter from Alpine life. One of the most enjoyable features was the solo work. That exquisite form of mountain singing which reverberates in echoes from cliff to cliff and is known the wide-world over as yodling, found a fascinating exponent in the high soprano, who had a most remarkable range of voice. Other soloists were presented and their selections were full of that individual chic and humor of which the Tyrolese Alpine Singers alone seem capable.
|Title||Mrs. Fiechtl's Tyrolean Yodlers|
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|Corporate Name Subject||Mrs. Fiechtl's Tyrolean Yodlers|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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