Bernard Herrmann Vertigo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Vertigo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Varese Sarabande

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/12/01, p.30
Ranked #16 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...A Rorschach blot of repressed pain and delirious release..."


  • Buy for $0.991.Prelude / Rooftop
  • Buy for $0.992.Scotty Trails Madeline: Madeline's First Appearance / Madeline's Car / The Flower Shop / The Alleyway
  • Buy for $0.993.Carlotta's Portrait
  • Buy for $0.994.The Bay
  • Buy for $0.995.By the Fireside
  • Buy for $0.996.The Streets
  • Buy for $0.997.The Forest
  • Buy for $0.998.The Beach
  • Buy for $0.999.The Dream
  • Buy for $0.9910.Farewell / The Tower
  • Buy for $0.9911.The Nightmare / Dawn
  • Buy for $0.9912.The Past / The Girl
  • Buy for $0.9913.The Letter
  • Buy for $0.9914.Goodnight / The Park
  • Buy for $0.9915.Scene d'Amour
  • Buy for $0.9916.The Necklace / The Return / Finale

Product Description:

Original scored composed by Bernard Herrmann, performed by Sinfonia of London, conducted by Muir Mathieson.
Original score written by Bernard Herrmann.
Another version of VERTIGO exists but is an older re-recording of these original session tapes.
The music for VERTIGO just might be film composer Bernard Herrmann's best score. We're lucky to have this commercial soundtrack conducted by Muir Matheson who also conducted the music heard in Hitchcock's great film. While the sound could be probably stand some upgrade at some point, the music itself is clean, concise, and romantic in just the right doses. Herrmann utilizes his Tristan & Isolde-like leitmotifs with great skill; it's all quite Wagnerian without any of the Germanic baggage that most Hollywood composers bring to such borrowings. This music is as '50s modernist as Saul Bass's equally famous title sequences.

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  • Sales Rank: 39,718
  • UPC: 030206575927
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