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Bernard Herrmann

Cinema Spectacular (2CD)

Bernard Herrmann made some significant recordings for Decca in the late-1960s/early-1970s. Many of these used the company's then new audio technology, Phase 4, which brought the music into brilliant light. This collection brings together a selection of British Film Music as well as music by Herrmann himself for a series of Alfred Hitchcock films, including 'Psycho', 'Marnie' and 'Vertigo' (originally released under the title 'Hitchcock Movie Thrillers'). It also includes a selection from Shostakovich's dark score for Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 

TRACK LIST
CD 1

  1. WILLIAM WALTON: Richard III
  2. CONSTANT LAMBERT: Anna Karenina: Suite
  3. ARNOLD BAX: Oliver Twist: 2 Lyrical Pieces
  4. GEORGE BENJAMIN: An Ideal Husband
  5. WILIAM WALTON: Escape Me Never
  6. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 49th Parallel (from The Invaders)
  7. ARTHUR BLISS: Things to Come: Suite

 

CD 2
BERNARD HERRMANN

  1. Psycho (A narrative for Orchestra)
  2. Marnie
  3. North by Northwest
  4. Vertigo
  5. A Portrait of ‘Hitch’ (from The Trouble with Harry)

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:

  1. Hamlet (selection)

 

National Philharmonic Orchestra (CD1, CD2: Hamlet)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Herrmann