Theremin Cellos Win Music Public in “Electric Concert” (Jun, 1932)
Theremin Cellos Win Music Public in “Electric Concert”
THE electric cello, developed recently by Leon Theremin, has now been accepted by the music public as an instrument of high artistic merit.
At a symphony concert of electric music given a short while ago at Carnegie Hall, New York City, the electric cello made a sensational debut in a program consisting of selections from the old music mastersâ€” Bach, Haydn, Debussy, and others.
Producing exquisite tones, with both extremes of volume, the electric cellos have as their innards vacuum tubes whose oscillations are controlled by levers and coils on the instrument.