A really wonderful package – one that presents the famous film composer in one of his best recording settings of all time! Bernard Herrmann
is a legend for soundtrack work in two different generations – the postwar years, when he scored some of the most important films by Alfred Hitchcock – and the 70s, when he returned to greatness with scores for Martin Scorcese, and other directors. Yet the work here is pretty darn wonderful too – kind of a bookmark between the two generations, as Herrmann
was working with the British Phase 4 label – known for their tremendous studio abilities, and crystal clear sound that was years ahead of its time! The first six albums in the set are all compilations – in which Herrmann
offers up his own arrangements and re-recordings of both his own work, and titles by others – on albums that include The Great Movie Thrillers, Music From Great Film Classics, The Fantasy Film World Of Bernard Herrmann
, Music From Great Shakespearean Films, The Mysterious Film World Of Bernard Herrmann
, and Great British Film Music. The set finishes with a final original score by Herrmann
– his striking music for the Brian DePalma film Obsession – part of his return to greatness in the 70s!