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Citizen Kane: The Essential Bernard Herrmann Film Music Collection


Download links and information about Citizen Kane: The Essential Bernard Herrmann Film Music Collection by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 01:50:32 minutes.

Artist: The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Release date: 1999
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 32
Duration: 01:50:32
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No. Title Length
1. Prelude (From "The Man Who Knew Too Much") 2:18
2. Overture (From "Citizen Kane") 2:48
3. Prelude (From "On Dangerous Ground") 1:34
4. Blindness (From "On Dangerous Ground") 3:18
5. The Silence (From "On Dangerous Ground") 1:55
6. The Hunt (From "On Dangerous Ground") 1:56
7. Finale (From "On Dangerous Ground") 1:56
8. North By Northwest 3:21
9. Conversation Piece (From "North By Northwest") 4:43
10. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad 2:02
11. Main Title / Finale (From "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir") 5:02
12. Suite (From "Torn Curtain") 6:08
13. The Twilight Zone 2:51
14. Marnie 3:01
15. Memory Waltz (From "The Snows of Kilimanjaro") 4:25
16. Suite (From "Cape Fear") 5:43
17. Prelude (From "Jason and the Argonauts") 1:59
18. Prelude (From "The Naked and the Dead") 2:16
19. Outer Space (From "The Day the Earth Stood Still") 1:46
20. Radar (From "The Day the Earth Stood Still") 2:36
21. Farewell & Finale (From "The Day the Earth Stood Still") 1:20
22. The Three Worlds of Gulliver 2:03
23. Valse Lente (From "Obsession") 1:47
24. Suite (From "Psycho") 7:26
25. Prelude (From "Mysterious Island") 1:59
26. The Balloon (From "Mysterious Island") 2:16
27. Giant Bees (From "Mysterious Island") 1:51
28. The Giant Crab (From "Mysterious Island") 3:07
29. A Portrait of Hitch (From "The Trouble With Harry") 8:49
30. Prelude / Nightmare (From "Vertigo") 5:01
31. Scene D'Amour (From "Vertigo") 5:11
32. Night Piece for Saxophone and Orchestra (From "Taxi Driver") 8:04



Oddly enough, the only piece from Citizen Kane to be found on the entire two-CD set is a fairly brief overture. This is not to say that the entire album is thus worthless — far from it, in fact, as Silva have produced a release here that is as good as any they have produced. Not only is the City of Prague Philharmonic in absolutely perfect voice throughout (under the batons of Paul Bateman and Nic Raine), the recording is excellent, and the Dolby Surround encoding and mastering an example to be emulated. The selection of cues and suites is on the mark throughout, not only sampling the scores Herrmann created for Alfred Hitchcock, but providing selections from The Day the Earth Stood Still (a masterpiece of science fiction scoring), On Dangerous Ground, Mysterious Island, and others (though Journey to the Center of the Earth is totally ignored). The running order is designed well, providing a tour through the many styles and forms that Herrmann used throughout his career. Highly recommended in terms of the compilation approach, though the purist will naturally lean towards the original score recordings wherever possible.