The Glass Harmonica

The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica (derived from ἁρμονία harmonia, the Greek word for harmony), is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction (instruments of this type are known as friction idiophones).

Watch the making of the Glass Harmonica

This instrument has a very haunting and ethereal sound. Enjoy listening to the following pieces.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Last Transit of Venus

Adagio für Glasharmonika von Mozart

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