Person

Person Name Rockmore, Clara
Alternate Names Reisenberg, Clara (Birth name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity Russian
Country(ies) of Residence United States, Russia
Birth Date 1911
Death Date 1998
Dates Active 1920 - 1998
Genre Specialization(s) Classical music
Notes Musical progidy Clara Rockmore became the most virtuoso player of the theremin even known. Thremin is an electronic instrument, which is played by using the electromagnetic field of a person's body; two metal antennaes stick out of the instrument, one for pitch and one for volume, and the musician moves their hands around them to produce sound. Although it is a difficult instrument to play well and is has mostly been used for sound effects, Rockmore played classical music on it, sometimes with the accompaniment of a piano or orchestra. Rockmore was a good friend of Russian physicist and theremin inventor Leon Theremin, and he made her a special instrument custom-built for her playing style. SFPALM

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Associated Productions 1940Nov12, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
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