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Vertigo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
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Album: Vertigo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Prelude / Rooftop
2)    Scotty Trails Madeline: Madeline's First Appearance / Madeline's Car / The Flower Shop / The Alleyway
3)    Carlotta's Portrait
4)    Bay, The
5)    By the Fireside
6)    Streets, The
7)    Forest, The
8)    Beach, The
9)    Dream, The
10)    Farewell / The Tower
11)    The Nightmare / Dawn
12)    The Past / The Girl
13)    Letter, The
14)    Goodnight / The Park
15)    Scene d'Amour
16)    The Necklace / The Return / Finale
 

Album: Vertigo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Prelude / Rooftop
2)    Scotty Trails Madeline: Madeline's First Appearance / Madeline's Car / The Flower Shop / The Alleyway
3)    Carlotta's Portrait
4)    Bay, The
5)    By the Fireside
6)    Streets, The
7)    Forest, The
8)    Beach, The
9)    Dream, The
10)    Farewell / The Tower
11)    The Nightmare / Dawn
12)    The Past / The Girl
13)    Letter, The
14)    Goodnight / The Park
15)    Scene d'Amour
16)    The Necklace / The Return / Finale
 
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Performer Notes
  • 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.
Professional 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..."
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