William T. Stromberg / Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Mysterious Island

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William Stromberg and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra have recorded several albums for Tribute Film Classics, offering a handful devoted to the film music of Bernard Herrmann. A prolific composer, Herrmann was most famous for his scores for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo, yet his work in other films of the same period, such as the stop-motion animation films of Ray Harryhausen, is also noteworthy. One of these latter films was Mysterious Island (1961), based on the Jules Verne novel, for which Herrmann provided more than 71 minutes of dramatic music. This album re-creates the full score, including all the parts that were cut in the final edit, and the sequence of tracks follows Herrmann's original conception. Stromberg is among a small number of dedicated film music restorers, and he takes pains in getting the music as close to the composer's intentions because of his lifelong enthusiasm for the music; in the case of Mysterious Island, Stromberg claims its vivid music inspired his musical career. (He credits "The Giant Crab" and "The Bird" as having left the greatest impressions on him as a child.) With his artistic commitment and the rigorous playing of the Moscow musicians, Stromberg has produced a powerful re-creation of one of Herrmann's most dynamic scores, and the exceptional sound of the recording gives their efforts an extraordinary payoff.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Mysterious Island
1 1:34 Spotify
2 1:21 Spotify
3 0:38 Spotify
4 0:24 Spotify
5 0:31 Spotify
6 0:38 Spotify
7 1:18 Spotify
8 0:29 Spotify
9 1:06 Spotify
10 0:55 Spotify
11 0:47 Spotify
12 0:41 Spotify
13 1:03 Spotify
14 2:09 Spotify
15 0:39 Spotify
16 0:36 Spotify
17 2:27 Spotify
18 3:02 Spotify
19 1:18 Spotify
20 0:31 Spotify
21 1:46 Spotify
22 0:46 Spotify
23 1:34 Spotify
24 2:30 Spotify
25 1:38 Spotify
26 0:15 Spotify
27 0:34 Spotify
28 0:40 Spotify
29 2:43 Spotify
30
Duo
1:52 Spotify
31 1:02 Spotify
32 1:59 Spotify
33 0:29 Spotify
34 0:51 Spotify
35 0:52 Spotify
36 0:38 Spotify
37 1:38 Spotify
38 1:14 Spotify
39 1:32 Spotify
40 0:42 Spotify
41 0:53 Spotify
42 1:05 Spotify
43 0:41 Spotify
44 0:31 Spotify
45 1:18 Spotify
46 1:28 Spotify
47 1:39 Spotify
48 0:20 Spotify
49 0:23 Spotify
50 1:16 Spotify
51 1:31 Spotify
52 0:26 Spotify
53 0:39 Spotify
54 0:35 Spotify
55 0:31 Spotify
56 2:50 Spotify
57 1:17 Spotify
58 0:51 Spotify
59 1:19 Spotify
60 1:04 Spotify
61 1:26 Spotify
King of the Khyber Rifles
62 2:02 Spotify
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