Herrmann Film Scores

B. Herrmann: The Film Scores - Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa Pekka Salonen

Bernard Herrmann: The Filma Scores – Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Esa Pekka Salonen, conductor
Classical | Film Music | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 357 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

Amazon.com essential recording
Over the years, and thanks to the CD revolution, film music has come into its own. Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) has given us some of the most distinct film scores of any composer. As the lists of titles show, Herrmann did a number of Alfred Hitchcock movies–Psycho, Marnie, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Torn Curtain. What is remarkable is how these works cohere as atmospheric tone poems. Fahrenheit 451: Suite for Strings, Harps, and Percussion has the same kind of atmospherics as some of Arnold Bax's tone poems of the 1930s. This music does not need a visual medium. It's that good. –Paul Cook
Hermann was one of the great film music composers of all time, and his scores fit naturally into a great and illustrious tradition, nowhere more so than in this award-winning recording. –David Hurwitz
National PO, Charles Gerhardt - Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974) Reissue 1991

Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974) Reissue 1991
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Gerhardt
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Joaquin Achucarro, piano

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 241 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:52:07
Contemporary Classical, Soundtracks | Label: RCA Victor/BMG Classics | # GD80707

Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann is probably the best of the entire series by conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Every track is worthwhile and memorably played, especially Beneath the 12-Mile Reef and the suite from Citizen Kane, the latter highlighted by Kiri Te Kanawa's performance of the Strauss-like aria from Salammbo.

Herrmann - Salonen - The Film Scores [Single Layer SACD: PS3 Rip]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by luckburz at June 13, 2012
Herrmann - Salonen - The Film Scores [Single Layer SACD: PS3 Rip]

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) - The Film Scores
Esa-Pekka Salonen / Los Angeles Philharmonic
PS3 SACD ISO (2.0): 3,07 GB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 1,31 GB | Full Artwork: 168 MB | Recovery Info & Volume
Label/Cat#: Sony SRGR-744 | Country/Year: Japan 2001 | Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen | Hoster: Filepost/Filefactory

… If you are sold on the SACD format and own a high end system, then by all means grab this disc in its latest incarnation. If you already own it and enjoy it in normal stereo, there's no need to rush out and replace it. But either way, you should own it: you'll find the best available recordings of the music from Psycho, Torn Curtain, and above all, a truly shimmering and mesmerizing account of the suite from Farhenheit 451. I guess the lesson here is simple: great performances and great sound manifest themselves in any format. Period.

Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 17, 2017
Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde

Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde by David Huckvale
English | May 28, 2008 | ISBN: 0786434562 | PDF | 235 pages | 4.5 MB
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.
Bernard Herrmann - The Day The Earth Stood Still: Original Film Score (1951/1993) [The Classic Series]

Bernard Herrmann - The Day The Earth Stood Still: Original Film Score (1951/1993) [The Classic Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: Twentieth Century Fox Film Scores | # 07822 11010 2 | Time: 00:35:20

This is the movie that gave us the phrase "Klaatu barada nikto!" As befits the film that kicked off the Atomic Age's obsession with flying saucers and giant robots, Bernard Herrmann's score is the last word in 1950s sci-fi. Although many of its elements have become cliches over the years, the original has lost none of its power. Thanks to the many eerie, theremin-drenched passages, it's almost impossible to hear that instrument without thinking about guys in space suits. Other great moments: tinkling space pianos, ominous robot monster chords, and weird, plangent orchestrations. One of Herrmann's most visionary and influential scores.
RSNO, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: The Complete Original Motion Picture Score (1960) First Complete Recording 1997

Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: The Complete Original Motion Picture Score (1960)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Joel McNeely

First Complete Recording 1997
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 268 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5765 | Time: 01:01:10

Varese's original soundtrack to Psycho finds Joel McNeely conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra through Bernard Herrmann's classic original score. This album is the first time the entire score has been recorded for an album and its remarkable how eerie and evocative the music is, even when its separated from the film. Psycho stands as one of Herrmann's finest moments, and even if many collectors and film buffs would prefer the original soundtrack recording, this version is essential for fans of the composer, since it is the clearest, cleanest edition of score yet produced.
RSNO, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann - The Trouble With Harry: Original Motion Picture Score (1955/1998) [Re-Up]

Bernard Herrmann - The Trouble with Harry: Original Motion Picture Score (1955/1998)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Joel McNeely

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 174 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD 5971 | Time: 00:43:08

The least popular of Alfred Hitchcock's late-'50s thrillers – perhaps because it is really a comedy – The Trouble with Harry also has the least well-known of the scores that Bernard Herrmann wrote for Hitchcock's movies. All of that is a shame, because – in keeping with the comedic nature of the movie – Herrmann assumed a lighthearted and upbeat, ironic mask that led to some of the most gorgeous and hauntingly beautiful music of his career; the composer himself clearly felt a fondness for it, as he revived it in 1968 as the basis for his "A Portrait of Hitch." The reed and horn passages are playful and ironic, and the signature string part, bridging the small-town innocence of the movie's setting, is one of the finest things that Herrmann conceived. It all makes for delightful listening, and is some of the best programmatic music to come out of Hollywood in the 1950s. The performance by Joel McNeely and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is of excellent quality, capturing the finest nuances of the score, and the recording does it full justice.
Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece.

Experiencing Film Music: A Listener's Companion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 13, 2017
Experiencing Film Music: A Listener's Companion

Experiencing Film Music: A Listener's Companion by Kenneth LaFave
English | April 1, 2017 | ISBN: 1442258411 | EPUB | 214 pages | 2.2 MB