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The Secret Music of China

The Secret Music of China Long Playing featuring thereminist Samuel Hoffman

According to Gary Hoffman (the son of Samuel Hoffman) “The Secret Music of China” was a musical produced in 1947 with orchestra, chorus, and cast under the direction of Alexander Laszlo. The music was released in the same year on four 78 rpm records and then re-released in 1949 on a 33&1/3 rpm 10-inch microgroove […]

Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman and the Theremin

Music by Harry Revel, Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Leslie Baxter (’47 ’48) and Billy May (’50). This box contains re-issues from the following record sets: Music out of the moon, 1947 (Capitol CC-47); Perfume set to music, 1948 (RCA Victor P-231); and Music for peace of mind, 1950 (Capitol CC-221). Dr. Hoffman started his […]

Lydia Kavina – Original works for theremin

Joshua Pierce, piano Elizabeth Parcells, soprano Portland String Quartet Composers: Bohuslav Martinu, Percy Grainger, Joseph Schillinger, Lydia Kavina, Jorge Antunes, Vladimir Komarov, Friedrich Wilckens, Isodor Achron Lydia Kavina (1967) is the leading thereminist in the world today, according to the booklet. Beeing the granddoughter of Leon Theremin’s first cousin, she was the inventors last protégée. […]

Clara Rockmore – The Art of the theremin

Nadia Reisenberg, piano Composers: Rachmaninoff, Saint Saëns, De Falla, Achron, Wieniawski, Stravinsky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov The Russian borne (1911-1998) Clara Rockmore was the youngest of three musically gifted sisters. Her oldest sister is Nadia Reisenberg who plays the piano on this cd. Clara was gifted with an ‘ absolute pitch ‘ and a great sense […]