The Thrilling Sounds of Late Hitchcock

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

A new restoration of Bernard Herrmann's score for Alfred Hitchcock's "North By Northwest" is just out, and recently John Williams's music for Hitchcock's "Family Plot" (1976) was issued for the first time.

David Garland features these and other scores from late in Hitchcock's career, including "Topaz" (Maurice Jarre), "Torn Curtain" (John Addison), and "Frenzy" (Ron Goodwin).

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Comments [2]

Paul Pettigrew from South Perth, Western Australia

Hi David
A marvellous programme! The truly moving music by Herrmann led me to think that you and/or your listeners may be interested in an on-line chamber music (!) recital from the Festival of American Film in Deauville (NW France) given on September 8. It comprises
·Philip Glass: String Quartet No3 "Mishima"
·John Williams: "Schindler's List" (3-movement suite version for piano and violin)
·John Williams: "Memories of a Geisha" (3-movement suite version for piano and cello) as well as
·Bernard Herrmann: Clarinet Quintet «Souvenir de Voyage» (not film music but truly typical of this composer at his most melodious)
It's presented by Radio France – unfortunately a lot of Français and applause between movements – at
Perhaps a similar programme of "serious music" by so-called Movie Composers could be assembled for "Movies on the Radio"?

Sep. 16 2012 09:06 PM
Bob from New Jersey

Is the archive up yet for last night's "Hitchcock's" program ?

Sep. 16 2012 07:52 AM

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