From the middle Ages to Baroque to Classical Romantic, Western music has changed the look of musical instruments as well as musical technique. In the early days, the music played in the church and the court became popular to public and as a result, instruments have been changed to sound bigger and farther. It is both interesting to play the music of the past with modern instruments and to play the modern music with the past instruments.
But the 20th century composers, who are close to us, comprehend the characteristics of each instrument and know how to deliver their musical composition with instruments. In the 20th century music, many different parts of musical notes can be converted into "sound". From this album, you can listen to a variety of music and sounds like Marin Marais's two viola da gamba, instrumental music to movie soundtracks, but it's as natural as if it has just one theme.
This 20th century music played with cello solo is recorded in almost the same sound as the real ear listening in the studio. In most music production process, people often boost the high frequency of the instrument by equalizer, reduce the dynamics of music by compressor, or add resonance through the digital reverb to make it sound better.