Miklós Rózsa - Ski Run (Spellbound: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
“It was the theremin that made the score a sensation. Here was an instrument that seemed magic, both in its sound and the way that sound was created. One plays the theremin without ever touching it: the performer moves his or her hands above the object exactly like a magician, producing otherworldly sonorities that theremin lovers call ether music.
The theremin was heard as a “primal scream”, the first “coming together of science & music”. It was therefore perfect for Spellbound, where it invokes the science of psychiatry in the guise of what seems like supernatural spookery (or, depending on one’s point of view, the reverse).
-Jack Sullivan, Hitchcock’s Music