Person

Nom de la Personne Rockmore, Clara
Autre Noms Reisenberg, Clara ([Nom de naissance] Birth name)
Sexe [femelle] Female
Identité Culturelle Russian
Pays de Résidence Russia, United States
Date de Naissance [1911] 1911
Date de Mort [1998] 1998
Dates Actif [1920 - 1998] 1920 - 1998
Genre Spécialisations 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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Productions Associées 1940Nov12, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
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