Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ABC Wednesday

The letter this week is zig-zagging Z

Z stands for Zither

The Zither is a musical stringed instrument, most commonly found in Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, northwestern Croatia, the southern regions of Germany, alpine Europe and regions of southern Asia, including China.






In modern entertainment the zither is most famous for its use in the film, The Third Man where Anton Karas composed and played this familiar theme. 


And here he plays it again for your enjoyment.....





For more takes on the letter Z (z)lither on over to ABC Wednesday here with thanks to all those who participate and those who organize this long-standing meme.  Who's for A again!

15 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

I love the sound of a zither - great post!

Sylvia K said...

I used the zither today, too! What a great word for the day and I love the video! Terrific post for the Z day!! Have a great week! Hope to see you on the next ABC round!

Sylvia

Mara said...

I always thought that was the sound of a mandolin. Can I blame being blonde?

Reader Wil said...

Thank you so much for this video and the information about the zither. "The Third Man"was one of the best movies at the time. Orson Welles was still very young!
Very great post as always!

Leslie: said...

Great word for today - I remembered the music, too! :D

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful joy for the sense of sound. Please have a great Wednesday.

daily athens

LD said...

Zither! Love that. I am so happy I stumbled upon your site. I first noticed you like Scott Joplin who is also a favorite of mine -- then listened to the Michael Kaeshammer video which was positively riveting. Great!

photowannabe said...

I really enjoyed the zither music. Thanks for putting together a great post for the letter Z.

Dar said...

So THAT's what a zither is supposed to sound like. and Such a fancy one with the keyboard attached. What a delight . We got one for my grandson. My daughter still plays hers also. Thank you so much for this wonderful entry.
BlessYourHeart

Life with Kaishon said...

That is a very unique sound. Glad I could listen to it this evening. I called Kaishon over to listen too : )

Paula Scott said...

I love the sound that zithers make. Doesn't it seem like they all look the same or is it that I haven't seen that many of them?

Anyway, C U in 7!

Gayle said...

Two zither posts so far! The sound reminds me a little of traditional Hawaiian music.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Wonderful - such a lovely sound. An inspired choice for Z.

mrsnesbitt said...

Amazing that wonderful people are keeping the zither going! Lovely music - so evocative!
Thanks so much for taking part in this inspiring day of the week - we learn so much don't we.
See you for Round 7!

Denise
ABC Team

Joy said...

A film I have watched many times and the music is perfect. I love the sound of the zither and it always brings back memories of a holiday in Romania where one was played in the local bar.