Definitions

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  • noun music A type of concert hammer dulcimer found primarily in the music of Eastern Europe

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Examples

  • The music for harp, vibraphone, xylophone, bell-like glockenspiel and cimbalom often possesses the textural delicacy and sound color associated with the music of Mr. Boulez since the premiere in 1955 of "Le Marteau sans Maitre" ( "The Hammer Without a Master"), which brought him to public attention.

    Both Challenging and Cool

  • Brahms first arranged the Hungarian Dances for piano, "and some of the passages sound like perfect cimbalom improvisations," says Mr. Fischer.

    Gypsies Play What They Inspired

  • Musically the work is scored for a small orchestra, two pianos, cimbalom, and choir.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Musically the work is scored for a small orchestra, two pianos, cimbalom, and choir.

    Dis is the City

  • Then, to illustrate the essentially improvisatory nature of all Gypsy music, he brought out Oszkár Ökrös, one of Hungary's leading virtuosi on the cimbalom, the Hungarian dulcimer, whose strings, played with little hammers, produce shimmering melodies and chords.

    Gypsies Play What They Inspired

  • In addition to the 24-member chamber ensemble, there are six soloists — two pianists, a harpist and three percussion players, except that one of the latter must be a virtuoso on the cimbalom, a Hungarian dulcimer struck with mallets.

    Both Challenging and Cool

  • Philippe and Claire employed not only the 'lutheal' - the mechanism, akin to a prepared piano, that provides the piano with a range of stops to evoke the sound of the cimbalom, the guitar and many stranger beings - but the original lutheal, fitted into a small 1919 Pleyel grand in the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, on which the piece enjoyed its very first recording.

    Fab CDs

  • Philippe and Claire employed not only the 'lutheal' - the mechanism, akin to a prepared piano, that provides the piano with a range of stops to evoke the sound of the cimbalom, the guitar and many stranger beings - but the original lutheal, fitted into a small 1919 Pleyel grand in the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, on which the piece enjoyed its very first recording.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • The use of an Oriental interval, beloved of Poles and Gipsies, characterizes the melos of the first act; the rhythm of a peasant dance inspires the ballet, which is not an idle divertissement, but an integral element of the play, and Gipsy fiddle and cimbalom lend color and character to the music which tempts Manru to forget his duty.

    Chapters of Opera Being historical and critical observations and records concerning the lyric drama in New York from its earliest days down to the present time

  • R These locals, led by manic violinist Steve Gibons, might be the city's best practitioners of Roma music -- and there's only one ringer in the bunch, cimbalom virtuoso Nicolae Feraru, a Romanian expat who also leads his own group and a few years ago backed Serbian legend Saban Bajramovic at HotHouse.

    Chicago Reader

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  • have you ever seen a fat, mad gypsy magician work the cimbalom a hundred miles an hour?

    September 16, 2009

  • No. Had to plop for image search just to find out what it was.

    September 16, 2009

  • the Gypsy Devils made it down here; Oz isn't such a far-fetched possibility (this is their fat man, considerably subdued for the photo)

    September 16, 2009