Label: Doxy Cinematic - DOC120 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz, Classical, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Classical, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Rhythmic Noise, Score, Free Improvisation
Bernard Herrmann jumped from working at CBS radio to RKO studios in one fell swoop incourtesy of Orson Welles and Citizen Kane, and managed to earn two Oscar nominations in one year, winning for The Devil and Daniel Webster -- he had the world at his feet, and then blew it by interceding in the dispute between Welles and the studio over the recutting of The Magnificent Ambersons.
Farmhouse - Bernard Herrmann - The Wrong Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) only time he returned to RKO over the ensuing three decades was to write and conduct the score for On Dangerous Ground -- producer John Houseman and production chief Jerry Wald were so unsure about the appeal of Nicholas Hypnotic Tango - Various - Superventas 2003 movie that they wanted the strongest score possible, and Herrmann was ultimately engaged for the project.
This CD marks the first release of the resulting score, retrieved from the only surviving sources, 16" acetates and 12" transcription discs prepared for the composer's convenience, of which the former are the highest quality but were only ever intended to be played two or three times at most, and have also sustained the most damage. The CD's producers apologize profusely for the sound quality at almost every turn, but this reviewer found this disc to be eminently listenable and downright essential listening -- one of Herrmann 's more jarring and moving scores, the music for On Dangerous Ground shifts wildly, from the jarring stop-and-start main title theme to the dark depictions of the central character's psyche, in "Solitude" and the extended "Nocturne.
The highlight of this score, however, are the sections such as "Blindness" or "The Searching Heart" that utilize the solo vioa d'amore, played by Virginia Majewskisome of Herrmann 's most moving, subtle, and finely textured writing for film -- despite the shortcomings of the source material in terms Farmhouse - Bernard Herrmann - The Wrong Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) noise, those tracks come out beautifully here, and bear repeated listening; one comes away not at all surprised that Herrmann insisted on Majewski 's getting an on-screen credit.
This limited-edition CD is essential listening for any fan of Herrmannand a must-own item for anyone who has ever listened on a serious level to any of his music, or for more general fans of film noir, of which the movie is considered a classic; the producers have even managed to retrieve a set of alternate takes and unused sections of the soundtrack, and appended them after the main Thorn.Eleven - Thorn.Eleven of the piece.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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The House. The Searching Heart. The Whispering. The Death Hunt. The Hunt's End. The Winter Walk. Bonus Tracks: Prelude alternate take. Bonus Tracks: Outtakes. On Dangerous Ground, film score Farmhouse - Bernard Herrmann - The Wrong Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bernard Herrmann. Solitude Bernard Herrmann. Violence Bernard Herrmann. Nocturne Bernard Herrmann. Pastorale Bernard Herrmann.
Hunt Scherzo Bernard Herrmann. The House Bernard Herrmann. Blindness Bernard Herrmann. Fright Bernard Herrmann. Faith Bernard Herrmann. The Searching Heart Bernard Herrmann. Bernard Herrmann feat: Virginia Majewski. The Whispering Bernard Herrmann. The Death Hunt Bernard Herrmann. The Hunt's End Bernard Herrmann. Grief Bernard Herrmann. The Winter Walk Bernard Herrmann. Bonus Tracks: Prelude alternate take Bernard Herrmann. Bonus Tracks: Outtakes Bernard Herrmann.