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Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... no troubadour would have played this instrument...

An electrical schematic

Photo: Theremin World

An electrical schematic for a theremin, a very inventive instrument.

The Brain Trust gets smart this week with a game that explores inventive music makers of all kinds!

Music Heard On This Episode

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Invention No. 4 in d, BWV 775
János Sebestyén — Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (Naxos)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Invention No. 4 in d, BWV 775
János Sebestyén — Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (Naxos)
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Silvestri, Alan: Back to the Future: Selections
Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra — Star Tracks II (Telarc, 1990)
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Donizetti, Gaetano: L'elisir D'amore: Preludio
Thomas Schippers, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra — L'elisir D'amore (Metropolitan Opera) (Sony Masterworks, 2012)
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Cage, John: Suite for Toy Piano: I, II
Jeanne Kirstein — John Cage: Music for Keyboard, Morton Feldman: The Early Years (New World, 2007)
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Mussorgsky, Modest: Pictures at an Exhibition: Il vecchio castello
Valery Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic — Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on the Bare Mountain (Philips, 2002)
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Wagner, Richard: Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Klaus Tennestedt, Berlin Philharmonic — Wagner: Orchestral Music (EMI, 1996)
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Rondo, K. 617
Thomas Bloch — Glass Harmonica (Naxos, 2001)
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Korngold, Erich: Der Schneemann: Prelude and Serenade
Max Schönherr, Austrian Radio Orchestra — Korngold in Vienna (Cambria, 1993)
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Zappa, Frank: Motherly Love
The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out (Zappa Records, 1966)
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