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Clara Rockmore

Art of the Theremin

Label: Mississippi Records

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Folk

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Imagine a virtuoso soprano with an unlimited upper range. Imagine a violin with the lower range of a cello. Imagine an instrument that allows for every nuance, for every slight embellishment, for every dynamic flourishment imaginiable. This album consists of plain piano and plain theramin - no other orchestration. The Theramin, as proved by Clara Rockmore, is capable of soaring song, of delicate melody, of pure expression. Rockmore's performance is a pure joy and a testament to the versatility of the instrument. When she takes off in the higher registers, the only thing missing is diction. But she more than amply supplies it with her exploration of all the registers this instrument is capable of - she is also capable of exploring the theramin as a contralto. This is an extraordinary album and well worth the price paid. Were it not for synthesizers and whatnot, the theramin would be envied as an instrument for virtuoso musicians.
Details
Cat. number: miss050lp
Year: 2009
Notes:
"Premiere artist of the electronic music medium". Performed alongside pianist Nadia Reisenberg.