'Prelude' from 'Vertigo'

Bernard Herrmann is best known for his themes to Hitchcock thrillers, but he also composed some great romantic music.


Most of this music is tinted with darker hues — of a sense of loss, of the passage of time, of madness.


Click the play button above to hear "Prelude" from the movie Vertigo.


Reload the page for another random selection from the lesser-known, romantic part of Herrmann’s oeuvre.