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He Sure Got Around: Theremin in Cleveland 1929

Lev in Cleveland

We usually only hear of Leon Theremin's (Lev Termen) travels in Russia and Europe and his time spent in New York City. In his vintage news blog "Vitaphone Varieties" for December 2008 Jeff Cohen found and posted a Cleveland news paper clipping telling of Theremin's performance with the Cleveland Orchestra on Thanksgiving night 1929. (It's about half way down the page)

"" The instrument is called a Theremin after Leon Theremin, its Russian inventor. It is really an apparatus consisting of radio tubes and antennas and is operated by the aid of electricity. It will be played by Theremin himself when he appears as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra here Thanksgiving night. ""

Thanks Jeff for this extra bit of Theremin History and a very fun blog!