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Austrian Zither
Austrian Zither
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Ollier-Urfer
Title: Austrian Zither
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Playasound
Original Release Date: 8/12/1994
Re-Release Date: 8/8/1994
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723721430023

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Easy listening zither.
Rick McDaniel | Lewisville, TX United States | 09/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While zither may not be a well kown instrument in the USA, in Europe and even in China, the zither is still very much a part of the culture.This CD shares with you, the beautiful Tyrolean sounds of the alps, in a sound that is very unique, and with demanding musical skils on the part of the artists.The sounds of a special part of Europe, for those who love he Tyrol."
Somewhat Disappointing
Stringfella | Illinois | 01/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While this CD has some enjoyable tunes, one player's zither had annoying buzzing strings (poor technique or poor instrument set-up) and he overused vibrato so much that it became irritating."
Germany's Answer to the Carter Family
Giordano Bruno | Wherever I am, I am. | 09/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My German-side relatives in Minnesota call this kind of music, whether played on a solo zither or by a tuba-wielding oompah band, "Old Time". They all feel a spiritual obligation to listen to it at least once a summer, usually at a lakeside park picnic, and they seem to like it better and better the older they get, no matter how old they were when they were born....

Ta-duh... Anyway, this is the real stuff, as authentic as you'll ever hear or want to hear. It's cornier than a front yard statue of a gnome, but that's how it's supposed to be. I used to stay in a 'comfy' old hotel in Augsburg, Germany, when I had business in Bavaria. The Augsburg "Zither Club" used to meet there once a week, a lusty bunch of geezers, to play this exact music together. The twangs reverberated through the oaken floorboards. I doubt there's any great interest in such music in the Germany of 2009."