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Citizen Kane: Classic Film Scores Of Bernard Herrmann


Release Date: 03/01/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 81264   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bernard Herrmann
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaJoaquín Achúcarro
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

" The Bernard Herrmann CD contains what is by far the best-recorded and -performed suite from Citizen Kane , including a sumptuous-sounding young Kiri Te Kanawa (in 1974, the year of her Met debut in Verdi’s Otello ) singing the treacherous “Salammbô” aria. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a terrible film, but the score demonstrates Herrmann’s amazing orchestration at its best including nine harps, electric bass, organ pedal, various combinations of low brass, and harp glissandos played with picks. This performance of the “Concerto Macabre” from Read more Hangover Square renders the competition obsolete. Then, there is the “Death Hunt” from On Dangerous Ground . Scored for eight French horns, six trumpets, six trombones, and a formidable percussion section including a steel plate, this may be unmatched in its relentless ferocity."

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Works on This Recording

1. On Dangerous Ground: The Death Hunt by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
2. Citizen Kane: Prelude: Xanadu/Snow Picture by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Citizen Kane: Theme and Variations (Breakfast Montage) by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
4. Citizen Kane: Salaambo's Aria by Bernard Herrmann
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
5. Citizen Kane: Rosebud and Finale by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
6. Beneath The 12-Mile Reef: The Sea/The Lagoon by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
7. Beneath The 12-Mile Reef: Descending by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
8. Beneath The 12-Mile Reef: The Octopus/Homecoming by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
9. Hangover Square: Concerto Macabre by Bernard Herrmann
Performer:  Joaquín Achúcarro (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10. White Witch Doctor: Talking Drums/Prelude/The Riverboat/Petticoat Dance/The Safari by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
11. White Witch Doctor: Tarantula/The Lion by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
12. White Witch Doctor: Nocturne by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
13. White Witch Doctor: Abduction of the Bakuba Boy/The Skulls by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
14. White Witch Doctor: Lonni Bound By Ropes/Departure by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra

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