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Clara Rockmore's Lost Theremin Album
"Long regarded as 'The Queen of the Theremin,' Clara Rockmore's virtuosity as the world's leading exponent of the Theremin, was commonly acknowledged during her long and successful career. Intimately involved with Leon Theremin in the development of the instrument, Clara Rockmore's career as a Thereminist had her performing with major orchestras and with her sister, the legendary pianist, Nadia Reisenberg. The Rockmore/Reisenberg duo is heard on this CD in 13 never-before released tracks, recorded in 1975. Also heard here are three tracks with the accompaniment of a cello ensemble, and one with the accompaniment of the much admired Argentine composer/guitarist, Jorge Morel. This recording comes with a booklet which includes numerous historic photographs of the performers, as well as excerpts from an interview conducted by Robert Sherman, in which his mother, Nadia Reisenberg; his aunt, Clara Rockmore; and the electronic pioneer Robert Moog discuss their lives and the background of their involvement with the Theremin and its creator, Leon Theremin."
Music In And On The Air
"A major gap in Clara Rockmore's recorded legacy will be closed with the release of
Music In and On the Air
, a CD derived from a live 1979 WQXR broadcast. To celebrate the 9th anniversary of a series called
The Listening Room
, Clara brought her theremin to The New York Times building, and before a full house in the auditorium there, played solos and chamber pieces with her renowned pianist-sister Nadia Reisenberg, the superb violinist Erick Friedman, and eight members of the Violincello Society. In addition to St. Saens'
, Clara and Erick played Rachmaninoff's
Song of Georgia
in the Fritz Kreisler transcription with violin obbligato, and then, with Nadia continuing to eputize for the orchestra, they shared the solos in the slow movement of Bach's
D Minor Double Violin Concerto
. Taking further advantage of Erick and Nadia, who later that year would be appearing in recital at Carnegie Hall and the Caramoor Festival, we prevailed upon them to play two movements of the Franck A Major Sonata. When the members of the Violincello Society arrived, they warmed up with Beethoven, then accompanied Clara in the celebrated
Air on the G String
and the radiant 'Aria' from Villa-Lobos'
Bachianas Brasileiras #5
. Interviews with the artists are included, and the album notes are brightened by a number of never-before- published photos of Clara and Lev Termen himself."
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