The lineup underscores the increasingly diverse scoring scene, with directors seeking out new voices as well as asking veterans to explore new sound palettes (organ for "Interstellar," cimbaloms and balalaikas for "Grand Budapest Hotel," a chamber ensemble for "Mr.
Artist's p.o.v.: "Wes said, 'How about writing for zithers and cimbaloms and balalaikas?' Sure!
Using the instruments of his time, Zelenka splendidly characterises the sound of Biblical musical instruments--lutes, zithers, tubas, cimbaloms
, drums and fifes.
The Goldberg Variations appear regularly on harpsichord and piano, but recently I have heard them played on organ, harp and even a pair of cimbaloms
. Now we have a version for string trio arranged by Dmitri Sitkovetsky and played on a Hyperion disc by the Leopold String Trio.
As Robert Craft writes: More exactly, only the first two tableaux were heard, Stravinsky having abandoned the score at this point because, as he began to fear, the impossibility of synchronizing a mechanical instrument, the pianola, with a live ensemble of cimbaloms
, percussion, and harmonium.
For "Grand Budapest Hotel," the Eastern European sounds of balalaikas and cimbaloms
. For "Argo," it was a Persian vocalist and percussionist plus Turkish and Greek players performing on Middle Eastern instruments.
Ond yn y 270 mlynedd ers eu cyhoeddi mae'r casgliad wedi eu trefnu ar gyfer llinynnau, cimbaloms
, y delyn ac hyd yn oed yr accordion.