Belgian National Orchestra & Strobel
The German conductor Frank Strobel is a pioneer of film concerts. He introduces the Brussels audience to the score that American film composer Bernard Herrmann composed for perhaps the most famous film of all time: Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock. The collaboration between Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann is legendary. They made no fewer than seven films together, with Hitchcock making the length of some scenes dependent on the music of Herrmann. Rising and falling notes are the perfect musical equivalent to the many spiral symbols Hitchcock used in Vertigo. An important motif in the film score is inspired by the foghorns of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay and at the film’s climax, Bernard Herrmann’s music refers to Wagner’s Liebestod from the musical drama Tristan und Isolde – a perfect metaphor for the main character’s obsession.
The film is subtitled in French and Dutch.