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Clara (Reisenberg) Rockmore (1911 - 1998)

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Clara Rockmore formerly Reisenberg
Born in Vilnuis, Russian Empiremap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Sister of
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York, New York, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Mar 2016
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  • Born in Vilnius, Vilna Governorate, Russian Empire (now Lithuania)
  • Family was Jewish
  • St Petersburg Conservatory (studying violin)
  • Perfect Pitch
  • Noted as a THEREMIN performer / artist, often accompanied on the piano by her sister, Nadia
  • Was proposed to by Leo Theremin, inventor of the instrument she was so noted for playing
  • m. Robert Rockmore, an attorney
  • 1977 The Art of the Theremin
  • 2016 - Google Commemorated her artistry with a Google Doodle on her birthday[1]


  1. Google Doodle: Clara Rockmore, accessed 9 Mar 2016

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