Lev Sergeyevich Termen (Russian: Лев Сергеевич Термéн, IPA: [ˈlʲef sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪtɕ tɨrˈmʲen]; 28 August [O.S. 15 August] 1896 – 3 November 1993), or Léon Theremin in the United States, was a Russian and Soviet inventor, most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments and the first to be mass-produced. He also devised the interlace technique for improving the quality of a video signal, still widely used in video and television technology. His listening device, "The Thing", hung for seven years in plain view in the United States Ambassador's Moscow office and enabled Soviet agents to eavesdrop on secret conversations.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 27th, 1896 (Saint Petersburg), Died November 3rd, 1993 (Moscow)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: theremin
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-56181||10-in.||10/4/1929||Etude, op. 10, no. 3||Léon Thérémin||Theremin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, theremin|
|Victor||BVE-56182||10-in.||10/4/1929||Deep night||Léon Thérémin||Theremin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, theremin|
|Victor||[Unnumbered 1929-10-04-01]||Not documented||10/4/1929||Romance||Léon Thérémin||Theremin solo, with piano||instrumentalist, theremin|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thérémin, Léon," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107679.
Thérémin, Léon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107679.
"Thérémin, Léon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.
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