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Us conductors: in which I seek the heart of Clara Rockmore, my one true love, finest theremin player the world will ever know

Us conductors: in which I seek the heart of Clara Rockmore, my one true love, finest theremin player the world will ever know

Michaels, Sean, 1982- author

'I come from Leningrad. With my bare hands, I have killed one man. I was born on August 15, 1896, and at that instant I became an object moving through space toward you.' Locked in a cabin, on a ship bound for Leningrad, Lev Termen types a letter to Clara, his 'one true love' and remembers his early years as a brilliant young scientist. Inventor of the ethereal, musical theremin, Termen performed in the gilded concert halls of Russia and Europe to rapturous applause. The toast of the Soviet Union, he was sent to New York with a plan to infiltrate capitalism itself, to win its heart and capture its secrets. But instead, Manhattan infiltrates Termen and in the city of dreams he rubs shoulders with Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, the Rockefellers and the Astors, Charlie Chaplin and Glenn Miller, and dances night after night with the beautiful young violinist Clara Rockmore

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Sean Michaels
ISBN: 1408868660, 9781408868669
Note: Originally published: Toronto: Random House Canada, 2014.
Physical Description: 347 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Thérémin, Léon, 1896-1993 Fiction.; Rockmore, Clara Fiction.; New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951 Fiction.; Soviet Union History 1925-1953 Fiction.