|23 November 2013
Ulster Orchestra conducted by Richard Kaufman – Belfast Waterfront
Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, was made on a low budget in black and white, but quickly became one of the most successful films of all time. It spawned numerous imitations none, as you shall appreciate again tonight, as good as the original!
Much of its tremendous impact is of course due to the music. Bernard Herrmann worked closely with Hitchcock on several of his films, in this case using only strings to create the hair-raising atmosphere, including the famous shower scene!