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Elmer Bernstein - 100% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Jerry Goldsmith - 95% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

Maurice Jarre - 93% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1924, Lyons, France. An important composer for films for over 40 years, as a youngster Jarre intended to become an electrical engineer, but changed his mind and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire in 1944. He joined the orchestra of the Jean Louise Barrault Theatre, and in 1951, composed the music for Kleist’sLe Prince De Homburg. Soon afterwards he mo Read more

John Barry - 88% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

Alex North - 83% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s
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Miklos Rozsa - 72% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 April 1907, Budapest, Hungary, d. 27 July 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer for films from the early 30s until the early 80s, who had an equally distinguished career in the world of classical music, Rozsa began to play the piano at the age of five and soon added the violin to his studies. He gave his first public performance when he was seven, play Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 63% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Franz Waxman - 62% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Classical Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Franz Wachsmann, 24 December 1906, Koenigshuette, Germany, d. 24 February 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer, arranger, and conductor of background film music from the middle 30s until the 60s. Waxman studied music in Berlin and Dresden, and earned his living as a nightclub pianist. After composing the music for Fritz Lang’s film Liliom (1933), du Read more

Max Steiner - 59% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maximilian Raoul Steiner, 10 May 1888, Vienna, Austria, d. 28 December 1971, Hollywood, California, USA. A composer and conductor for some 300 films, from the late 20s through to the 60s, Steiner was often called the leader in his field. He studied at the Imperial Academy of Music in Vienna, and was awarded the Gold Medal. In his teens he wrote and conducted his own operetta Read more

Danny Elfman - 56% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA. Elfman quit school in his late teens and with his older brother, Richard Elfman, spent time in France, then moved to West Africa. Back in the USA in the late 70s, he joined rock band Oingo Boingo, led by his brother, and also worked in 1980 on music for Richard’s 1980 film, Forbidden Zone, in which Read more

James Horner - 56% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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14 August 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA. A prolific composer, arranger and conductor for films from the late 70s through to the new millennium, Horner studied at the Royal College Of Music in London, at USC Los Angeles, and UCLA. In the late 70s he worked on several films for Roger Corman’s New World production company, including Up From The Depths, The Lady In Red Read more

Pino Donaggio - 56% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Georges Delerue - 51% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1925, Roubaix, France, d. 20 March 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer of film music for well over 150 features, from the early 50s through to the 90s. Delerue won a scholarship to the prestigious Paris Conservatoire, where he was encouraged to develop his interest in music for the screen. In 1952 Delerue composed new scores for two early 20s s Read more

Nino Rota - 51% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1911, Milan, Italy, d. 10 April 1979, Rome, Italy. Rota was a prolific composer for films from the early 30s to the late 70s. A child prodigy, he wrote an oratorio and an opera before he was aged 15. He studied at the Milan Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and, later, at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, eventually becoming its director from 1950-78. Read more

Alan Silvestri - 49% match to Bernard Herrmann

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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New York, USA. A prolific composer of film music, from the 70s through to the 90s. Silvestri studied at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before scoring some low-budget movies and working on the US television series Chips In the late 70s and early 80s he composed the music for Las Vegas Lady, The Amazing Dobermans (starring Fred Astaire in an off-beat r Read more


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