Bernard Herrmann

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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and dramas he became associated with Orson Welles, and began his film career by scoring Welles’ legendaryCitizen Kane, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award in 1941. He did win the Oscar that year, not for Citizen Kane, but for his music to All That Money Can Buy (also known as The Devil And Danny Webster amongst other titles), generally thought of as among his best work. His other early scores included another Welles classic, The Magnificent Ambersons, Jane Eyre, Hangover Square, Anna And The King Of Siam, The Ghost And Mrs Muir, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Five Fingers, Beneath...

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