Lydia Kavina: Music from the Ether - Original works for theremin
1 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 337 MB in 4 parts | Covers, Complete Booklet, Bonus Material
Classical | Chamber Music | Label: mode records | Cat.Nr: mode 76 | RAR 3% Rec. | Sharebee = Badongo, Megaupload, zShare (NO Rapidshare)
Recording: May/June 1997
The theremin was invented in 1919 and became the first electronic musical instrument that had a career in the XX-century and it is still the only instrument which can be played without any mechanical touching. The theremin-player moves his hands near two antennas. The proximity of the right hand to the vertical antenna changes the electromagnetic field thus changing the pitch of the sound over a six-octave range. Left hand controls the volume. Theremin's sound remembers sometimes the cello or violin, sometime the flute and often the human voice. The instruments circuit uses a beat frequency oscillator, in which an audible musical tone is derived from the beating between two high-frequency oscillators. The frequency of one of the oscillators is fixed. The frequency of the other is altered by the performer's proximity to the pitch antenna.