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|Franz Waxman, Lalo Schifrin|
Hitchcock-Master of Mayhem
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Soundtracks, Classical
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Hitchcock Shares Mayhem with Schifrin
A. Wolverton | Crofton, MD United States | 09/17/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let the buyer beware: six of the thirteen tracks on this disc have nothing to do with Hitchcock soundtracks. The final 20+ minutes of the disc contains the music of conductor Lalo Schifrin, which is fine if the distributor will change the disc title. If you are a big fan of Hitchcock films and their music, you may be a bit disappointed in some of these renderings, especially the tempos. The "North by Northwest Overture," which opens the CD, lacks the excitement of the original due to the slow tempo. The "Alfred Hitchcock Theme" (Gounod's "Funeral March of the Marionette") is performed at a much faster tempo than fans of the television show will remember. Overall the disc is pretty good, but listening made me want to view the original films and hear the original soundtracks even more."
Worth it for REAR WINDOW music
hille2000 | USA | 08/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been better and there have been worse recordings of music for Alfred Hitchcock's films. However, this CD contains a Suite from REAR WINDOW. You get the "Prelude," "Rhumba," "Ballet" and the "Finale" all from REAR WINDOW and they are all very good. Lalo Schifrin does an excellent job with the Bernard Herrmann pieces as well. Schifrin also includes some of his own compositions which sound really good. However, the music from REAR WINDOW is really what sold me. Schifrin does a great job with these."