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 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



DIAL M FOR MURDER - KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
Music Composed by DIMITRI TIOMKIN
Conducted by WILLIAM T. STROMBERG


Alfred Hitchcock's decade-spanning career involved many top composers, resulting in some of the finest film music composed for the cinema. Many recordings of the earlier works haven't survived, making it impossible to enjoy them outside of their films. Intrada is embarking on a mission to record some of these scores, and you are instrumental in making this happen.

The initial recording is composer Dimitri Tiomkin's final collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, the 1954 thriller Dial M for Murder. Intrada chose this title because of Tiomkin's striking score. It accentuates an elegant thriller and features the knock-out star power of Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, John Williams and Grace Kelly (her first of four productions with Hitchcock, and whose introduction to the director was facilitated by Tiomkin).

Your support for this recording not only helps make this recording possible, but encourages future campaigns for a series of recordings that could include Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, Suspicion, The Man Who Knew Too Much and many many more possibilities. And that's just Hitchcock! With your continued support there is no limit to what we could do — Jungle Book, The Haunting, Joan of Arc, Face of a Fugitive, Black Patch — who knows where this can lead us. Each project is expensive and time intensive to put together, and we need your help to make this and future titles available. The cost of undertaking a reconstruction and new recording are too high to recuperate their costs through the normal way of doing business.

For this release, Intrada has engaged the highly esteemed William T. Stromberg, who previously created a stunning recording of Tiomkin's Red River. Stromberg previously recorded many scores for the Marco Polo label, including early works by Max Steiner and Hans Salter, and then with his own label, Tribute, that boasted recordings of Bernard Herrmann including Mysterious Island and Battle of Neretva. Stromberg knows classic film scores and knows first hand the complexity and nuances of Tiomkin's work, enabling him to deliver a stellar recording of Dial M for Murder.

Intrada itself has been involved in many restoration and recording projects, including three with the prestigious Sinfonia of London — Miklós Rózsa's Ivanhoe and Julius Caesar, and Bernard Herrmann's Jason and the Argonauts, not to mention later albums of Rozsa's brilliant Red House and Spellbound, recorded in Scotland and Bratislava respectively.

The score will be assembled with the assistance of Tiomkin expert Patrick Russ and the composer's own publishing company and recorded with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra in the Slovak Radio Concert Hall.

Please join us on this journey to start recording some classic scores to legendary Alfred Hitchcock films. We can't make it without your support!

To participate in the campaign, please visit:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/129145902/dial-m-for-murder-film-score-recording?ref=created_projects

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Hmm....I'm more of a DIAL P FOR PIZZA fan.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

Oh Boy!

Let me be one of the first contributor.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Poor choice for a first recording- the orchestra chosen is not the best as evidenced by the "Spellbound" recording. I
will support it, but $45.000 to record this 2nd rate Tiomkin effort is a bit ludicrous.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I've made an initial contribution. Hopefully I can pledge a bit more later in the campaign.
Question: What's the distinction between the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra? I see they both use the same hall for recordings.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Poor choice for a first recording- the orchestra chosen is not the best as evidenced by the "Spellbound" recording. I
will support it, but $45.000 to record this 2nd rate Tiomkin effort is a bit ludicrous.


I too wish they had selected a more requested score. Something BIG like JOAN OF ARC or a complete SAHARA. They did not, but I will contribute to keep new Intrada recordings of golden age scores from disappearing. I hope others will do the same. Perhaps Dimitri Tiomkin's daughter,Olivia,will help fund this project also. Best wishes Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Poor choice for a first recording- the orchestra chosen is not the best as evidenced by the "Spellbound" recording.



I haven't played the Varese re-recording of North by Northwest recently (McNeely), but if I recall correctly, the performance of the Slovak orchestra was of very high standard.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


I too wish they had selected a more requested score. Something BIG like JOAN OF ARC or a complete SAHARA.




For their first title, they probably decided an association with Hitchcock will have a broader appeal.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm interested but it would be nice if they would have some better perk options to get people to donate more (in the $50-100 range) without adding a shirt. One option could be adding video of the recording sessions or a digital download. Plus a digital download option would avoid the cost of manufacturing the discs. I'm inclined to stick to the basic level right now from what is offered.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)


I too wish they had selected a more requested score. Something BIG like JOAN OF ARC or a complete SAHARA.


For their first title, they probably decided an association with Hitchcock will have a broader appeal.


It's not going to make the Goldsmith completest happy who want his music from every obscure video re-recorded.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)


I too wish they had selected a more requested score. Something BIG like JOAN OF ARC or a complete SAHARA.




For their first title, they probably decided an association with Hitchcock will have a broader appeal.


We will find out by September 26 just how correct their assessment was.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   waxmanman35   (Member)

I've always supported such efforts, but I draw the line at this mediocre score. It's okay in the film, although at times overwrought, but to sit and listen to it without the visuals???

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   John Rokesmith   (Member)

As Tiomkin is my favorite composer I am extremely happy with this selection. And while it does not have the big themes generally associated with Tiomkin (which would habe been completely wrong for this particular film) it is still a really fine score. Hopefully more people will realise that when they hear that recording.

I wish I could afford to attend the recording but that is a little too much for me at this moment. I had to settle for a slightly smaller contribution. Hopefully this campaign succeeds. I will certainly be onboard for future ones. The titles that Roger has mentioned are all right up my alley.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Roger has mentioned that the first few titles have already been decided on, but I see nothing specific in his opening post. I really would like to know what would be next if this Kickstarter is successful.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Roger has mentioned that the first few titles have already been decided on, but I see nothing specific in his opening post. I really would like to know what would be next if this Kickstarter is successful.

Cody, Doug Fake posted in his corner too - full court press, some nice titles dropped here:
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.60330/.f

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Roger has mentioned that the first few titles have already been decided on, but I see nothing specific in his opening post. I really would like to know what would be next if this Kickstarter is successful.

Cody, Doug Fake posted in his corner too - full court press, some nice titles dropped here:
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.60330/.f


Very nice. At one Kickstarter per year, may Doug and myself live to 100 without any hearing loss.smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Pledged! And if this one is a success, Intrada can fill in the blank with the composer and title and I will keep on pledging to fund these until I get my definitive JUNGLE BOOK!!

And if I must wind up with some new recordings from Tiomkin, Goldsmith and others in the interim ... well gosh, I'll endure it somehow! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I wish Intrada the best with this series, though the titles don't interest me so much. I eagerly await their next Disney release though.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

FRENZY will get my $$$..

But good luck!
Brm

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I admire the hell out of Intrada, and William Stromberg, and so I have contributed (unfortunately, in a very small way… wish it could be more) to this project. I am not a fan of Tiomkin's music, and would not otherwise pick this CD up (I don't really remember this score, as I haven't seen the film in years – I think Tiomkin's "Strangers on a Train" score is all right, but I can't stand his "Shadow of a Doubt").

Obviously, everybody has his own favorites, and I would not pretend mine are worthier than anybody else's. I have to admit, I already own my favorite Hitchcock scores, with the sole exception of "Rear Window" (which I realize is mostly source, of course, but I still love it).

But good look to Intrada on this project! I hope it funds. And if I didn't have twins who are going off to college next year, I would surely dig deeper into my pockets!

 
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