Overview

Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer best known for his work in composing for motion pictures.

Biography

Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer best known for his work in composing for motion pictures. As a conductor, he championed the music of lesser-known composers.

An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later renamed All That Money Can Buy), Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He also composed scores for many other movies, including Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear, and Taxi Driver. He worked extensively in radio drama (composing for Orson Welles), composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs, including Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Have Gun–Will Travel.

Stage works

  • Wuthering Heights: Opera (1951)
  • The King of Schnorrers (1968) Musical comedy

Concert works

  • The Forest: Tone poem for Large Orchestra (1929)
  • November Dusk: Tone Poem for Large Orchestra (1929)
  • Tempest and Storm: Furies Shrieking!: for Piano (1929)
  • The Dancing Faun and The Bells: Two Songs for Medium Voice and Small Chamber Orchestra (1929)
  • Requiescat: Violin and Piano (1929)
  • Twilight: Violin and Piano (1929)
  • March Militaire (1932), ballet music for Americana Revue (1932)
  • Aria for Flute and Harp (1932)
  • Variations on "Deep River" and "Water Boy" (1933)
  • Prelude to Anathema: for Fifteen Instruments (1933)
  • Silent Noon: for Fourteen Instruments (1933)
  • The Body Beautiful (1935), music from the Broadway play
  • Nocturne and Scherzo (1935)
  • Sinfonietta for Strings (1935)
  • Currier and Ives Suite (1935)
  • Violin Concerto: Unfinished (1937)
  • Moby Dick (1937): cantata
  • Johnny Appleseed: Unfinished Cantata (1940)
  • Symphony No. 1 (1941)
  • The Fantasticks (1942)
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster Suite (1942)
  • For the Fallen (1943)
  • Welles Raises Kane (1943)
  • Echoes: String Quartet (1965)
  • Souvenirs de Voyage (1967)
Bernard Herrmann
Information
Info: American composer
Index: 6.6
Type: Person Male
Period: 1911.6.29 - 1975.12.24
Age: aged 64
Area :America
Occupation :Composer
Periods :Modernist Music
Nation :Jew

Artist

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