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Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann

Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Joaquin Achucarro, piano
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, England, June, 1974
Released 1974 by RCA (more); Liner notes by Christopher Palmer


Album cover cues

(F) On Dangerous Ground (1950)
  1. The Death Hunt (2:23)

(F) Citizen Kane (1941) [13:48]
  1. Prelude: Xanadu/Snow Picture (3:17)
  2. Theme and Variations (Breakfast Montage) (3:26)
  3. Aria from Salammbo
    Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano (4:16)
  4. Rosebud and Finale (2:41)

(F) Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) [11:32]
  1. The Sea/The Lagoon (4:41)
  2. Descending (1:51)
  3. The Octopus/Homecoming (4:54)

(F) Hangover Square (1944)
  1. Concerto Macabre for piano and orchestra
    Joaquin Achucarro, piano (11:57)

(F) White Witch Doctor (1953) [13:46]
  1. Talking Drums/Prelude/The Riverboat/Patticoat Dance/The Safari (3:57)
  2. Tarantula/The Lion (1:28)
  3. Nocturne (3:47)
  4. Abduction of the Bakuba Boy/The Skulls (1:56)
  5. Lonni Bound by Ropes/Departure (2:28)


releases
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LP
LP: Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974)
RCA ARL 1-0707 (stereo)
with booklet
images: large cover, Reharsing the aria from "Kane" - Charles Gerhardt and Kiri Te Kanawa, Playback - conductor Gerhardt and composer Herrmann, High spirits after the final session - George Korngold, Herrmann and Gerhardt

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CD
CD: Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1989)
RCA/BMG 0707-2-RG (ADD; Dolby Surround)

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reviews/articles
- "Essential Herrmann" (Travis Halfman, 1996)



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