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Zildjian: A Family’s 400-Year-Old Musical Secret Still Rings True

August 03, 2018

Zildjian: A Family’s 400-Year-Old Musical Secret Still Rings True

Zildjian was incorporated in the United States in 1929. But the company’s relationship with drummers, and drumming itself, dates back much further: 400 years to be precise, to 1618, when a secret casting process resulted in the creation of a new bronze alloy for the court of Sultan Osman II, the ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

-New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/arts/music/zildjian-cymbals-400-years.html





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