The Nadia Reisenberg & Clara Rockmore Foundation

Heartiest thanks for a beautiful performance of my Polish Fantasy.
– I.J. Paderewski, 1922

I'll never forget the cycle of concertos which revealed for me lots of Mozart beauty that I keep in my heart with much gratefulness...
– Arthur Rubinstein, 1979

Late News Flash:

  • Barely a week into January, and already I have to interrupt myself to alert you to a long and highly detailed review of the now-released Haydn album by Gary Lemco. It's headlined, "Nadia Reisenberg's 1950's Haydn program receives new and astonishingly clear gloss from Roméo Records." Within it we read that "Each of the sets of variations demonstrates both the composer’s inventive spontaneity and Reisenberg’s deft arsenal of keyboard technique: sturdily aggressive, focused, and eminently clear in architectural delivery." Gary examines most of the variations and each of thee sonatas in turn, offering similarly extravagant praise, and ending by saying that "Reisenberg invests the finale (of the Sonata #60) with mirth, music-box clarity,and eminently polished elan." Gary Lemco is also planning to devote one of his Los Angeles radio programs to this and other NR performances.



Founded in 2004, the Nadia Reisenberg/Clara Rockmore Foundation was created to honor the achievements and enhance the legacies of these two extraordinary sisters, the eminent pianist and teacher Nadia Reisenberg, and Clara Rockmore, unquestionably the world's greatest virtuoso of the theremin. READ MORE >>>


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Clara Rockmore

She played so beautifully the violin then as she plays the theremin now...I wish she could teach all the young musicians who are learning to make music, because they should learn from her what it means to play a phrase from the heart...Like Nadia, Clara is fantastic.
– Alexander Schneider, 1989