The Lost Theremin Album
Clara Rockmore, theremin
BRIDGE 9208


$ 14.99

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.

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Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) - Liebesleid
Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) - Air
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) -Humoreske
Anis Fuliehan (1901-1970) - Pastorale
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - Ave Maria
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) - Nocturne in C-sharp minor (Op. Posthumous)
Gaspar Cassado (1897-1966) - Requiebros
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Adagio, Celebrated Air
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) - Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Richard Heuberger (1850-1914) - Midnight Bells (arr. Kreisler)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Kaddish
George Gershwin (1898-1937) - Summertime
Avery Robinson (1878-1965) - Water Boy
Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) - Estrellita
Louis Louiguy (1916-1991) - La Vie en Rose

Clara Rockmore, theremin
Nadia Reisenberg, piano

BRIDGE 9208