Perhaps the greatest and inventive, certainly the most influential, film director of all time was also a great believer in the force of music in film. Alfred Hitchcock worked with some of the finest film composers throughout his career, most notably with Bernard Herrmann (resulting in classic soundtracks such as Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo) but also golden age legends Franz Waxman (Rear Window, Rebecca) and Dimitri Tiomkin (Dial M for Murder, Strangers on a Train) and Miklós Rózsa (Spellbound). Soundtracks Live! presents a Hitchcock tribute filled with musical highlights and great variety ranging from the intense violin violence of Herrmann’s Psycho to the jazz-tongued Rear Window overture and dark comedy of The Trouble With Harry.
Program includes music from the following films*:
- Dimitri Tiomkin: Dial M for Murder (1954)
- Hugo Friedhofer: Lifeboat (1944)
- Bernard Herrmann: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
- Bernard Herrmann: North by Northwest (1959)
- Bernard Herrmann: Psycho (1960)
- Franz Waxman: Rear Window (1954)
- Franz Waxman: Rebecca (1940)
- Miklós Rózsa: Spellbound (1945)
- Leighton Lucas: Stage Fright (1950)
- Dimitri Tiomkin: Strangers on a Train (1951)
- Franz Waxman: Suspicion (1941)
- Maurice Jarre: Topaz (1969)
- Bernard Herrmann: The Trouble With Harry (1955)
- Bernard Herrmann: Vertigo (1958)
* All Soundtracks Live! concert programs are subject to client customization to meet your specific demands. Please contact Soundtracks Live! to discuss!
Suggested SOUNDTRACKS LIVE! conductor for this program: JOEL McNEELY
VIDEO: Bernard Herrmann: North by Northwest (1959):
VIDEO: Bernard Herrmann: Psycho (1960):
SPOTIFY: Selected concert pieces (please note that arrangements may differ slightly from the versions available on Spotify).