Heartiest thanks for a beautiful performance of my Polish Fantasy.
– I.J. Paderewski, 1922
I'll never forget the cycle of concertos which revealed for me lots of Mozart beauty that I keep in my heart with much gratefulness...
– Arthur Rubinstein, 1979
Happy Birthday Clara!
March 9th, the 105th anniversary of Clara Rockmore's birth, is being celebrated by Google with a Google Doodle tribute to Clara - you will be able to play the theremin and if you follow through, Clara herself will end the session playing St. Saens' "The Swan" with sister Nadia, taken from the Delos CD "The Art of The Theremin."
Google states that the goal of the Doodle is "to delight users, teach them something new, and honor a truly inspirational person who changed history." That last certainly fits Clara to the proverbial "T" (for theremin, of course), and we are deeply gratified at this signal recognition.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2004, the Nadia Reisenberg/Clara Rockmore Foundation was
created to honor the achievements and enhance the legacies of these two
extraordinary sisters, the eminent pianist and teacher Nadia Reisenberg, and
Clara Rockmore, unquestionably the world's greatest virtuoso of the theremin.
If you have remembrances of
Nadia or Clara, or comments about this website, please
To make a contribution, or request other information, contact:
5 Tavano Road
Ossining, NY 10562 Telephone: (914) 762-6282 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Permissions and Clearances: Steve J. Sherman is now handling clearances and permissions for all Clara Rockmore materials. Email requests to him directly: email@example.com
She played so beautifully the violin then as she plays the theremin now...I wish she could teach all the young musicians who are learning to make music, because they should learn from her what it means to play a phrase from the heart...Like Nadia, Clara is fantastic.
– Alexander Schneider, 1989