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Clara Rockmore (1911–1998)

Clara Rockmore studied violin in Leningrad with Leopold Auer, and both emigrated in the mid 20s to the USA. Her violin career was stopped due to muscular problems, but due to the fact that she knew Leon Theremin, who had recently developed his Theremin, she soon became a virtuoso on this new electronic instrument, performing with the first ... See full bio »

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 2015/I The Visit (performer: "18 Morceaux, Op. 72: No. 2. Berceuse")
 2005 The Ape (performer: "The Swan" (w/Theremine))
 1998 Life in the Fast Lane (performer: "The Swan")
 1994 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Documentary) (performer: "Serenade Melancolique", "Humoresque", "Vocalise", "Estralitta", "Kaddish", "Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra", "Summertime")
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 2016 In the half-light (Short) (stock music) (completed)
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 1994 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Documentary) (acknowledgment: archive stills courtesy of)
 1979 Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (Documentary short) (thanks - as Mrs. Clara Rockmore)
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 1994 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Documentary)
Herself - Theremin Virtuoso
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 1999 Yana's Friends
Herself - Theremin Virtuoso

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