Welcome to Thereminvox | 25th September 2020
Thereminist Zenaide Hanenfeldt and Leon Theremin.

Zenaide Hanenfeldt: The Scion of Imperial Russia That Became a Theremin Diva

Zenaide Hanenfeldt was one of Leon Theremin’s first associates in the United States. She played a leading role, from 1929 to 1934, in the American adventure of Leon Theremin, appearing in some of the most important theremin events of the period and experiencing a brief period of intense and ephemeral celebrity as a theremin diva. Later, she almost disappeared into oblivion, confined to stingy annotations in the history of the theremin. Let’s find out a little more about her.

Love. Your Spell Is Everywhere

Zenaide Hanenfeldt
Love. Your Spell Is Everywhere
Zenaide HanenfeldtLove. Your Spell Is Everywhere
Like
2

I’m a Dreamer. Aren’t We All?

Zenaide Hanenfeldt
I’m a Dreamer. Aren’t We All?
Zenaide HanenfeldtI’m a Dreamer. Aren’t We All?
Like
2
Bohuslav Martinů and Lucie Rosen in New York.

Bohuslav Martinů and Lucie Rosen: the Path to Fantasia for Theremin

Although Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů does not enjoy the same fame as other composers of the same period, he certainly has a prominent place in twentieth-century music. He is also well known by theremin enthusiasts thanks to Fantasia for theremin, oboe, piano, and string quartet, the composition commissioned to him in 1944 by Lucie Bigelow Rosen. Let’s try to understand a little more about him and follow the path that led him from a Moravian village to Manhattan, where the fortuitous meeting took place.

READ MORE STORIES →