Herrmann: Whitman (Radio Drama) / Souvenirs de voyage / Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra

 
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BERNARD HERRMANN
Herrmann: Whitman (Radio Drama) / Souvenirs de voyage / Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra
Soloists, PostClassical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordóñez

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Release Date: Friday 9 October 2020

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Bernard Herrmann was famous for his film scores, but he was also a leading figure in music for radio, to which he brought his inimitable palette of mood and sonority. Whitman, whose subject is Walt Whitman's collection of poems Leaves of Grass, was a 1944 radio drama, a genre now much neglected but revived in this newly restored version. Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra is not a suite or excerpts from the film but a concert work, re-ordered and re-composed, while Souvenirs de voyage is one of the most polished and seductive of all American chamber works.