December 26 – Instrument Wannabe

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Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Finale “General Rejoicing”
The percussion section has an entire treasure trove of weird instruments at its disposal. The triangle, for example, produces a handful of different noises depending on how forcefully or quickly a musician strikes it. Listen for its magisterial bell-like noise at the end of Stravinsky’s “Firebird” finale.

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