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Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann Film Classics (2CD)

The Bernard Herrmann / Phase 4 connection was one of the most significant in the artistic and audio history of Decca. Collected here are significant recordings of his film music he recorded for the company from films which remain classics of all time. This 2CD set is a timely reminder of the devastatingly effective music Herrmann wrote – and conducted – for the classic Hitchcock films. It is worth noting the remarks of Bernard Herrmann himself: "I feel that music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery. It can propel narrative swiftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry. Finally, it is the communicating link between the screen and the audience, reaching out and enveloping all into one single experience."

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Fahrenheit 451
Gulliver’s Travels
Mysterious Island
Jason and the Argonauts
Citizen Kane
Jane Eyre
The Devil and Daniel Webster
The Snows of Kilimanjaro

National Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra (Citizen Kane, Jane Eyre, The Devil and Daniel Webster)
Bernard Herrmann