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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Clara Rockmore

"... She has shown the theremin to be a valuable musical resource, capable of producing beautiful music and worthy of the dedication of talented performers. No other artist has ever come close to Ms. Rockmore's level of achievement; no other thereminist has ever produced music of such beauty and aural appeal." (Quoted from the liner notes of Robert Moog)

Shirleigh and Robert Moog presents Clara Rockmore, theremin - with Nadia Reisenberg, piano, available thanks to A Closet of Curiosities.

Sampled here is a wonderful piece from Tchaikovsky:

"Song of Grusia" by Sergei Rachmaninov performed by Clara and Nadia, from a tv perfomance:
(Note: More from this tv performance uploaded to YouTube can be found here)

Video uploaded by yaoikan1981