Clara Rockmore’s Lost Theremin Album (Bridge Records)
Clara Rockmore’s Lost Theremin Album contains sixteen tracks recorded by Clara, together with her sister Nadia Reisenberg on piano, during the recording sessions carried out in July 1975 for the album, co-produced and engineered by Bob Moog, “Theremin” released in 1977 and later reissued on Compact Disc with the title “The Art of the Theremin.” Clara referred to these tracks as her “lost album” since they didn’t make it to the 1977 album for space reasons.
The recording tapes remained for three decades in Bob Moog’s basement until Clara’s family, particularly Bob Sherman, son of Nadia Reisenberg, decided to retrieve them and arrange for publication. The recordings were digitized and remastered at Sony Studios. Sherman decided to add new instrumental parts to three tracks. These are Estrellita, which was enriched with a guitar part played by Jorge Morel, Pastorale, to which strings were added, and Aria From Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, to which 8 cellos were added.
This collection is the perfect complement to the CD “The Art of the Theremin” and offers the chance to enjoy Clara Rockmore‘s sublime and inspired interpretive technique on the theremin.
- Liebesleid (Fritz Kreisler)
- Air (Johannes Mattheson)
- Humoreske (Antonín Dvořák)
- Pastorale (Anis Fuliehan)
- Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
- Nocturne In C-sharp Minor (Fryderyk Chopin)
- Requiebros (Gaspar Cassado)
- Adagio (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Aria From Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
- Celebrated Air (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Midnight Bells (Richard Heuberger)
- Kaddish (Maurice Ravel)
- Summertime (George Gershwin)
- Water Boy (Avery Robinson)
- Estrellita (Manuel M. Ponce)
- La Vie En Rose (Louiguy)