Bernard Herrmann Centenary Celebration, Part II: Hitchcock and Herrmann

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June 29th marks the 100th anniversary of the birth, here in New York City, of composer Bernard Herrmann. Each Saturday during June, David Garland presents aspects of Herrmann's work on Movies on the Radio. Herrmann wrote his first film score for "Citizen Kane" in 1941, and went on to collaborate with directors Alfred Hitchcock, Francois Truffaut, Martin Scorsese, and others.

Beginning in 1955 with "The Trouble With Harry," and continuing with "North By Northwest," "Vertigo," "Marnie," "The Wrong Man," "Psycho," and others, director Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann formed an incredible collaboration, resulting in some of the most memorable thrillers ever made. Host David Garland presents music from all of the Hitchcock/Herrmann film collaborations; even an excerpt from "The Birds," and the score that led to the end of the partnership, "Torn Curtain."

Bernard Herrmann: 100th Birthday Celebration in The Greene Space
June 29, 2011 - Buy Tickets

Join WQXR's David Garland and Elliott Forrest to celebrate Bernard Herrmann, with music, film clips, and conversation. Special guests include Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conductor John Mauceri, Bernard Herrmann's daughter and writer Dorothy Herrmann, musician Rob Schwimmer, writer/musician Royal S. Brown, and Josh Waletzky, director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann, with a special appearance by Academy Award-winning film composer Michael Giacchino (Super 8, UP, The Incredibles).


North by Northwest - Overture, The Wild Ride - Rhino

The Trouble With Harry - Overture, Valse Lent - Varese Sarabande

The Man Who Knew Too Much - Prelude - Silva America

The Wrong Man - The Store, The Cell I - Film Score Monthly

Vertigo - Prelude/Rooftop, The Necklace/The Return/Finale - Varese Sarabande

Psycho - Psycho (A Narrative for Orchestra) (excerpt) - Hip-O

The Birds - Main Title

Marnie - Prelude from Marnie - Hip-O

Torn Curtain - Prelude - Hip-O