Clara Rockmore on Theremin

The theremin was invented in 1919, consists of two oscillators and two antennas, and was the first musical instrument designed to be played without actually being touched.

Clara Rockmore was born in 1911, was a child prodigy on the violin, and is widely considered the most accomplished theremin performer ever. She developed an original technique and fingering system for the instrument which allowed her to perform fast passages and large interval jumps.

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