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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2016 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Sir Matthew Bourne is to favour Herrmann over Brian Easdale:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35967037

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2016 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Thanks for posting this news. I wonder if we'll get a "Red Shoes Ballet", music by Bernard Herrmann, release at some point? And how have they picked the selections?

From the Guardian, “Who knew that Citizen Kane is full of brilliant dance music,” said Bourne. “Much of this music will never have been danced to before or heard in a theatre.”

Indeed!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2016 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Before anyone calls this out for being odd....it's really not. A lot of ballets make use of non ballet music (I have no less than three ballets on CD that use music by Tchaikovsky with nothing from his three actual ballets).

I'd be very interested in hearing this...

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2016 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

I seem to recall a long standing rights issue with Easdale's music. I'm assuming that is the underlying reason behind the music substitution.

If I'm honest, I've had enough of Herrmann's music really, and all the endless re-toolings of it. And yup, you will doubtless hear Vertigo....again.

It's a great pity really. Easdale's work deserves more exposure, and his Red Shoes is a superb piece - it IS the ballet.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2016 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

I seem to recall a long standing rights issue with Easdale's music. I'm assuming that is the underlying reason behind the music substitution.

Nope all sorted these days. Easdale is published by Chester Music (Musicsales aka Novello aka Schirmer).

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2016 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

Oh well.

I'm sure it'll be very enjoyable, but I would love to see it with the original Easdale score.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2016 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Don't forget that Herrmann re-used passages from THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR in his opera WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2016 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Herrmann's great lasting trademark both for Welles and Hitchcock is this facility for writing music describing 'sliding into the fate vortex' as in Vertigo, Psycho, Citizen Kane, Jane Eyre... and in North by Northwest he does it again in a different way with the mad fandango of somebody caught up in a crazy dance.

So you can see how it fits, sort of Rite of Spring-ish.

Easdale's is great too of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2017 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   zeektwerpy   (Member)

Combining music from different works is exactly the same as taking chapters from different books and arbitrarily combining them together. The result can only be incoherence. It's amazing that people like this spend so much time on everything else and then slap music on it in such an amateurish manner.

 
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