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

Newsletter - November 2017

It's been a difficult pregnancy - a lot of delicate engineering work was involved, including the use of two modern-age computer programs that are completely beyond my ken - but Nadia Reisenberg's highly acclaimed recordings of 6 Haydn Sonatas and the complete Variations have been completely re-mastered from the session tapes by Seth Winner, and the resulting two-CD album (encompassing what actually required three separate LPs back in the 1950's) will be born before the end of the year.

The sound is amazingly warm, clear, and true-to-life in conveying what John Sweeney, reviewing the original Westminster LP in 1958, called "Miss Reisenberg's rare affinity for Haydn, her touch light but not superficial, her technique clean and pearly." 


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