Clara Rockmore: Anis Fuleihan Concerto for Theremin, Leopold Stokowski

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Concerto for Theremin by Anis Fuleihan - 1942 \ Clara Rockmore (Theremin)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

The Art of the Theremin (1987)
The Art of the Theremin (1987) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact from the player. It is named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the position of the player's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other, so it can be played without being touched. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.

The theremin was used in movie soundtracks such as Miklós Rózsa's for Spellbound and The Lost Weekend and Bernard Herrmann's for The Day the Earth Stood Still and as the theme tune for the ITV drama Midsomer Murders.

Clara Rockmore (1911 – 1998) was a virtuoso performer of the theremin