The Austrian way of communication
As loud as a scream or as melodious as a song – that’s yodelling. Sung as a modulated “jo” syllable, the power of the voice is something which fascinates the world over and invites people to try it for themselves.
It was in 1893 that a call was issued to collect together various Styrian cries and yodels. Anyone with something to contribute was invited to do so: the response was overwhelming, and a treasure of rural culture and its way of life was discovered. Ancient yet simultaneously artistic, a cornucopia of Austrian musicality was revealed which influenced such composers as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Ernst Krenek.