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Clara Rockmore - Theremin FLAC album


Performer: Clara Rockmore
Genre: Electronic / Classical music
Title: Theremin
Country: US
Released: 2009
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1289 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1240 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1841 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 895
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Clara Reisenberg Rockmore (9 March 1911 – 10 May 1998) was a classical violin prodigy and a virtuoso performer of the theremin, an electronic musical instrument. She was the sister of pianist Nadia Reisenberg. Clara Reisenberg was born in Vilnius, then in the Russian Empire, to a family of Lithuanian Jews. She had two elder sisters, Anna and Nadia. Early in her childhood she emerged as a violin prodigy.

Lost Theremin Album is an album that was recorded by the only virtuoso of theremin – Clara Rockmore. This album, released in 2006, was recorded together with Clara’s sister – the outstanding pianist Nadia Reisenberg. The music of Bach, Kreisler, Achron, Kassado, Ravel, Gershwin, is performed here by the most famous performer on theremin – Clara Rockmore you can hear it on this page – online. An inspiring listening experience!! Theremin today.

Clara Rockmore studied violin in Leningrad with Leopold Auer, and both emigrated in the mid 20s to the USA. Her violin career was stopped due to muscular problems, but due to the fact that she knew Leon Theremin, who had recently developed his Theremin, she soon became a virtuoso on this new electronic instrument, performing with the premier orchestras of the USA and enjoying many commissions and a close collaboration with Leopold Stokowski. Rockmore had several gifts that enabled her to play the theremin so well. Her classical training gave her an advantage over the many theremin performers who lacked this background, including the instrument's inventor. She possessed absolute pitch from birth, helpful in playing an instrument that generates tones of any pitch throughout its entire range, including those that lie between the conventional notes.

Clara Rockmore (born Clara Reisenberg, Vilnius, Lithuania, March 9, 1911; d. New York City, May 10, 1998) is generally considered to be the greatest player of the theremin electronic musical instrument since its invention and was without peer in the early decades of its use. While many listeners familiar with the theremin have heard it used mostly as a spooky special-effects device, Rockmore, a classically-trained musician, used it to perform classical works.

Rockmore's playing of the theremin, of course, is masterly – girlish, like something between a violin and a human voice. Moreover, that was its tremendous significance; at a time when cynicism, and not a small amount of fear, was the average musician's take on the whole idea of electronic music, Rockmore proved that electronic technology could produce a result that was both musical and responsively human

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Vocalise
Composed By – Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
3:46
A2 Song Of Grusia
Composed By – Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
4:16
A3 The Swan
Composed By – Camille Saint-Saëns
2:56
A4 Pantomime
Composed By – Manuel De Falla
3:45
A5 Hebrew Melody
Composed By – Joseph Achron
5:23
A6 Romance
Composed By – Henryk Wieniawski
4:47
B1 Berceuse
Composed By – Igor Stravinsky
3:08
B2 Habanera
Composed By – Maurice Ravel
2:42
B3 Berceuse
Composed By – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
4:14
B4 Valse Sentimentale
Composed By – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2:06
B5 Sérénade Mélancolique
Composed By – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
7:39
B6 Chant Du Ménestrel
Composed By – Alexander Glazunov
3:58

Credits

  • Piano – Nadia Reisenberg
  • Producer – Robert Moog, Shirleigh Moog
  • Theremin – Clara Rockmore

Notes

"Premiere artist of the electronic music medium". Performed alongside pianist Nadia Reisenberg. Recorded 1975 at Producers Recording Studio, New York

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DEL 25437 Clara Rockmore Theremin ‎(LP) Delos DEL 25437 US 1977
DE 1014 Clara Rockmore The Art Of The Theremin ‎(CD, RE) Delos DE 1014 US Unknown
DE 1014 Clara Rockmore The Art Of The Theremin ‎(CD, Album, RE) Delos DE 1014 US Unknown
D/QA 25437 Clara Rockmore The Art Of The Theremin ‎(LP, RM) Delos D/QA 25437 Japan 1981
D/CD 1014 Clara Rockmore The Art Of The Theremin ‎(CD, RE) Delos D/CD 1014 US 1987