Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2021 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   joe soundtrack   (Member)

The PostClassical Ensemble has recorded some of Bennie's classical works on NAXOS. You can hear a review of it here... https://www.npr.org/2021/05/04/993500619/composer-bernard-herrmann-showcases-his-range-on-postclassical-ensemble

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2021 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

New?

I mean if by 'new' you mean 'from October', sure.

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=141404&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2021 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Okay then, how about "Newest"? It'll be new to many NPR listeners -- this review is only a few hours old.

Thanks for posting it, Joe -- you beat me to the punch.

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   joe soundtrack   (Member)

Glad to know you're a fellow NPR supporter, Preston. I just got a little excited to hear Bennie's name dropped on "Fresh Air"!

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

This believe that this review stated that the conductor (Mancuri?) had to reconstruct the score for the PSYCHO "Narrative for String Orchestra". I thought this was an established published score, often performed.

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I was not very impressed with these performances.
For Souvenirs de Voyages, my preference is The Nash Ensemble on Hyperion label (2014 recording).
And the Psycho Narrative For Orchestra performance is stodgy. Much better is Herrmann's own version on his "Great Movie Thrillers" album (Phase 4). I even prefer the sound of that 1968 recording (as presented by Vocalion label) over the Naxos.

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Glad to know you're a fellow NPR supporter, Preston. I just got a little excited to hear Bennie's name dropped on "Fresh Air"!

Did anyone say "Feel the Herrm" (as in "Feel the Bern") during the program?

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   stan2   (Member)

I was not very impressed with these performances.
For Souvenirs de Voyages, my preference is The Nash Ensemble on Hyperion label (2014 recording).
And the Psycho Narrative For Orchestra performance is stodgy. Much better is Herrmann's own version on his "Great Movie Thrillers" album (Phase 4). I even prefer the sound of that 1968 recording (as presented by Vocalion label) over the Naxos.


I completely agree. The performances of these works are just OK.

I will note that prestomusic.com lists among their future releases a 7 CD Decca set of Herrmann film music to be released on 6/25. No details given. I am guessing that these are his Phase 4 film music recordings.

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I will note that prestomusic.com lists among their future releases a 7 CD Decca set of Herrmann film music to be released on 6/25. No details given. I am guessing that these are his Phase 4 film music recordings.

There's a thread about that release-
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=143780&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

The best selection on this new release is the “world premiere” recording of Herrmann's Walt Whitman. The music is wonderful despite a questionable performance by the speaker.
For pure joy listen from 11:58 for tender Herrmann and beautiful text read by the original speaker- Charles Laughton:
https://youtu.be/1mWcCMoUQOY

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2021 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

This believe that this review stated that the conductor (Mancuri?) had to reconstruct the score for the PSYCHO "Narrative for String Orchestra". I thought this was an established published score, often performed.

Mauceri doesn't conduct this disc, though he DOES conduct the premiere recording of the work (or at least the 'restored' version) on this disc
https://toccataclassics.com/product/music-for-alfred-hitchcock/
You can read a bit more in the booklet downloadable there.


(By the way, that disc is over 80 minutes)

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2021 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved...