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.
In this short movie, filmed and edited by Peter Pringle, Reid Welch demonstrates the “Stout” Theremin.
The Stanford News Service report, penned by Olivia Mattis, about the 1991 visit of Léon Theremin to Stanford University.
The original italian text from the 1935 book Prodigi e misteri delle radio-onde (Prodigies and mysteries of the Radiowaves), by D. E. Ravalico, which was quoted by Lucie Bigelow Rosen in the concert program entitled “The Theremin”.
An interview with polystrumentist, singer and composer Shueh-li Ong. “Music From Another Land” is not the typical “theremin album” you’d expect from musicians like Lydia Kavina, Pamelia Kurstin or Peter Pringle, to name a few. Although there is a good amount of well-played theremin, it just doesn’t play the leading role. In fact, the feeling […]