Best known for his ground-breaking music for the films of Alfred Hitchcock, New York-born Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) was a rebellious film composer who always approached films with the highest artistic integrity imaginable. A romantic at heart but more of a minimalist modernist in practice, Herrmann experimented with highly unusual orchestration and intense motif-driven scoring – he is rightly considered to be the most influential film composer ever. Soundtrack Live! presents a Soundtrack Legends program featuring a wide range of Herrmann’s scores showcasing not only the darkly romantic sonorities of his Hitchcock scores, but also his more expressive and inventive music written for the fantasy and science fiction genre.
Program includes music from the following films*:
- Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
- Fahrenheit 451 (Francois Truffaut, 1966)
- Hangover Square (John Brahm, 1945)
- Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (Henry Levin, 1959)
- North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
- Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
- The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran, 1958)
- Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
- Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
* All Soundtracks Live! concert programs are subject to client customization to meet your specific demands. Please contact Soundtracks Live! to discuss!
Suggested SOUNDTRACKS LIVE! conductor for this program: JOEL McNEELY
SPOTIFY: Selected concert pieces (please note that arrangements may differ slightly from the versions available on Spotify).