Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Bernard Herrmann, concentrating on the impact Great Britain's writers, culture and landscape had on the composer.
He was a self-confessed Anglophile and numerous trips to England resulted in several important projects, including one of his most ambitious - an adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights.
Prelude to The Ghost and Mrs Muir
20th Century Fox Studio Orchestra
Bernard Herrmann (conductor)
Varese Sarabande VSD 5850 Tr 2
January (The Fantasticks)
Michael Rippon (bass)
National Philharmonic Orchestra
UKCD 2063 Tr 5
Rochester, Rochester's Past, the Fire, Duo - the Door, The Wedding - The Wife (Jane Eyre)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.223535 Trs 8, 10, 11, 18
Nelly will you keep a secret...
Isn't that Heathcliff? (Wuthering Heights, Act 2)
Catherine Earnshaw Morag Beaton (soprano)
Nelly Linton Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Michael Rippon (bass)
Pro Arte Orchestra
UKCD 2050/51/52 CD2 Trs 6, 7, 8
Concerto Macabre (Hangover Square)
Philip Fowke (piano)
RTE Concert Orchestra
Proinnsias O Duinn (conductor)
Naxos 8.554323 Tr 7.
Donald Macleod on how Britain's writers, culture and landscape affected Bernard Herrmann.