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Name: NAXOS
Number: TOCC0241

MUSIC FOR ALFRED HITCHCOCK (CD)
Composed by: Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Arthur Benjamin

Sample Tracks
Name Number
The Man Who Knew Too Much: Concert Overture 01
Rear Window 05
Strangers on a Train: Suite 07
Dial M for Murder: Suite 08
Psycho 12
The Man Who Knew Too Much 13
Hitchcock: Music from the End Credits 14
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Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Concert Choir • Klaudia Kidon • Conducted by John Mauceri

Alfred Hitchcock commissioned his film scores from composers who were Hollywood’s master-craftsmen. The concert items prepared from those scores feature a dazzling variety of styles, from Baroque and jazz to dark Romanticism and angular angst, all using the orchestra with breathtaking virtuosity. The conductor John Mauceri, as at home with this repertoire as any other musician, has prepared a number of concert suites from the film scores and some of them receive their first recordings here. This recording was made live in concert in Danish Radio’s new concert hall in Copenhagen. The booklet contains an introductory text by John Mauceri and an extensive, illustrated essay on Hitchcock and his use of film music and work with composers by British film-music historian John Riley.

Bernard HERRMANN
1. The Man Who Knew Too Much: Concert Overture (1956; ed. Mauceri) 1:57

Franz WAXMAN
2. Rebecca: Suite (1940; ed. Mauceri) 8:22
3. Rear Window: Suite (1954; ed. Mauceri) 9:30

Dimitri TIOMKIN
7. Strangers on a Train: Suite (1951; ed. Mauceri)* 8:39
8. Dial M for Murder: Suite (1954; ed. Mauceri)* 7:47

Bernard HERRMANN
9. Vertigo (1958) Prelude – Scene d’Amour 9:32
11. North by Northwest: main titles (1959) 2:47
12. Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra (1960/1968; restored and ed. Mauceri)* 15;42

Arthur BENJAMIN
13. The Man Who Knew Too Much: The Storm Clouds – Cantata (1934; arr. Herrmann, 1956) 9:55

Danny ELFMAN
14. Hitchcock: Music from the End Credits (2012) 5:50

*FIRST RECORDING IN THIS VERSION

Total Disc Time: 80:00

  
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