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Psycho: Great Hitchcock Movie Thrillers
     

Psycho: Great Hitchcock Movie Thrillers

by Bernard Herrmann
 
Despite the rather gauche -- yet eye-catching -- cover art, Psycho is a well-chosen selection of compositions from some of Alfred Hitchcock's best-loved thrillers, mainly those written by his musical collaborator of some dozen years, Bernard Herrmann. Although Herrmann did fine work for other directors -- most notably Orson Welles, Robert Wise, and Martin

Overview

Despite the rather gauche -- yet eye-catching -- cover art, Psycho is a well-chosen selection of compositions from some of Alfred Hitchcock's best-loved thrillers, mainly those written by his musical collaborator of some dozen years, Bernard Herrmann. Although Herrmann did fine work for other directors -- most notably Orson Welles, Robert Wise, and Martin Scorsese -- he remains best known for his Hitchcock scores. Highlights include the urgent, instantly recognizable "Psycho (A Narrative for Orchestra)," a clever compendium of the major cues from the Psycho soundtrack, and Miklos Rozsa's lush and romantic Oscar-winning "Spellbound Theme." It's also one of only two non-Herrmann selections. The other is "Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV Theme" (actually 19th century classical composer Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette"), a delightfully mordant bit of whimsy to be sure, but it renders the subtitle "Great Hitchcock Movie Thrillers" somewhat misleading, as it isn't "movie" material in the literal sense of the word.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/1999
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028943679725
catalogNumber:
436797

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Performance Credits

Bernard Herrmann   Primary Artist,Conductor
Stanley Black   Conductor
London Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
London Festival Orchestra and Chorus   Performing Ensemble
Alexander Gibson   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and Orchestra   Track Performer
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Orchestra of the Royal Opera   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Charles Gounod   Composer
Miklós Rózsa   Composer
Bernard Herrmann   Composer
R. Peter Munves   Executive Producer

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