Woman playing glockenspiel
The glockenspiel is a percussion musical instrument of the family idiophones, composed of strips of metal (or wood) set in vibration by using a mallet or keyboard. In German, means glockenspiel chime (lit: "set of bells") - this instrument is originally composed of bells.
The glockenspiel is an instrument of the percussion family, built like a xylophone, but use of metal blades gives a clear sound reminiscent of a carillon.
The musician strikes with mallets or sticks of wood or rubber, depending on the desired sound.
The glockenspiel is used in the works for orchestra classical and contemporary works. Three famous illustrations - not materialize as often chimes - is in the opera The Magic Flute (1791) by Mozart , Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky piece for percussion and Drumming (1971) Steve Reich .
The glockenspiel is also widely used in brass bands Guggemusik, encountered in various carnivals in the east or north.
It became the emblem of the radio broadcast sound very popular French game of Euro 1000 on France Inter.
It is also found in folk , indie rock and world music, including on some albums from Radiohead, the Beatles, Patrick Watson, Sagapool, Arcade Fire and Hanne Hukkelberg.
Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart, better known by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born in Salzburg, a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, January 27, 1756 - died in Vienna Dec. 5, 1791) is generally considered one of the largest Composers of European classical music.
Although he died at thirty-five years, it leaves an important work (626 work are listed in the Catalog KV) which embraces all genres of his time.
According to the testimony of his contemporaries was the piano to the violin as a virtuoso.
Steve Reich, born Stephen Michael Reich, October 3, 1936 in New York, is a musician and composer of international renown.
It is considered a pioneer of minimalist music and the repetitive music, born in current classical music United States.
To characterize his work, especially his compositions from the period 1965-1976, he prefers to use the term "phase music" (translated from the U.S.) to differentiate it from repetitive music.
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