Theremin by Clara Rockmore on Mississippi Records (the album artwork features a painting of Rockmore dressed in black with a white-frilled head-dress against a black background)

Clara Rockmore - Theremin


  • £24.99

Originally released in 1977 on the Delos label, Theremin is the revolutionary album by musical pioneer Clara Rockmore, featuring performances of various classical compositions on the theremin, accompanied by her sister Nadia Reisenberg on piano. Included on the album are  gorgeous interpretations of pieces by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Ravel and more. 

Born in 1911, Rockmore was a child prodigy violinist with training at the Imperial Conservatory in St. Petersberg. A refugee of the Russian Revolution, she arrived in New York with her family in 1921, and soon after met Professor Lev Sergeyevich Termen, inventor of the remarkable theremin, one of the first electronic instruments in existence. 

Rockmore stunned crowds by playing music both highly technical and emotionally intense, all without ever touching her instrument. Her work represented the cutting edge of electronic music, inspiring a generation of innovators (including Bob Moog, who co-produced this record). On her custom built theremin, Rockmore channelled deep human emotion through an electronic device for the first time. 


  1. Vocalise 
  2. Song Of Grusia 
  3. The Swan 
  4. Pantomime 
  5. Hebrew Melody 
  6. Romance Side 
  7. Berceuse 
  8. Habanera 
  9. Berceuse 
  10. Valse Sentimentale 
  11. Sérénade Mélancolique 
  12. Chant Du Ménestrel 


  • US import 
  • Pressed on 160g vinyl 
  • Housed in tip-on jacket featuring the original artwork and liner notes by Robert Moog  
  • Includes a reproduction of the original Delos gatefold artwork as a double sided 12" x 24" poster 
  • Remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk 
  • Release fully-licensed from Delos International and the Nadia Reisenberg/Clara Rockmore Foundation 




also available: 
Clara Rockmore - The Lost Theremin Album   LP 


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