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- Early Life and Career
- Collaboration with Orson Welles
- Collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock
- Later Life and Death
- Other Works
- Compositional Style and Philosophy
- Legacy and Recording
- in Popular Culture
- Television Scores
Herrmann, the son of a Jewish middle-class family of Russian origin, was born in New York City as Maximillian Herman. He was the son of Ida (Gorenstein) and Abram Dardik, who was from Ukraine and had changed the family name. Herrmann attended high school at DeWitt Clinton High School, an all-boys public school at that time on 10th Avenue and 59th S...
While at CBS, Herrmann met Orson Welles, and wrote or arranged scores for radio shows in which Welles appeared or wrote, such as the Columbia Workshop, Welles's Mercury Theatre on the Air and Campbell Playhouse series (1938–1940), which were radio adaptations of literature and film. He conducted the live performances, including Welles's famous adap...
Herrmann is closely associated with the director Alfred Hitchcock. He wrote the scores for seven Hitchcock films, from The Trouble with Harry (1955) to Marnie (1964), a period that included Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho. He was also credited as sound consultant on The Birds(1963), as there was no actual music in the film as such, only ele...
From the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, Herrmann scored a series of notable mythically themed fantasy films, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and the Ray Harryhausen Dynamation epics The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, Mysterious Island and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver. His score for The 7th Voyage was highly acclaimed by admir...
As well as his many film scores, Herrmann wrote several concert pieces, including his Symphony in 1941; the opera Wuthering Heights; the cantata Moby Dick (1938), dedicated to Charles Ives; and For the Fallen, a tribute to the soldiers who died in battle in World War II. He recorded all these compositions, and several others, for the Unicorn label ...
Herrmann's music is typified by frequent use of ostinati(short repeating patterns), novel orchestration, and in his film scores, an ability to portray character traits not altogether obvious from other elements of the film. Early in his life, Herrmann committed himself to a creed of personal integrity at the price of unpopularity: the quintessentia...
Herrmann is still a prominent figure in the world of film music today, despite his death in 1975. As such, his career has been studied extensively by biographers and documentarians. His string-only score for Psycho, for example, set the standard when it became a new way to write music for thrillers (rather than big fully orchestrated pieces). In 19...
These awards and nominations are recorded by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences: 1. 1941: Winner, Music Score of a Dramatic Picture, The Devil and Daniel Webster (later renamed All That Money Can Buy) 2. 1941: Nominee, Music Score of a Dramatic Motion Picture, Citizen Kane 3. 1946: Nominee, Music Score of a Dramatic Picture, Anna and the King of Siam 4. 1976: Nominee, Original Score, Obsession 5. 1976: Nominee, Original Score, Taxi Driver
American Film Institute
In 2005 the American Film Institute respectively ranked Herrmann's scores for Psycho and Vertigo #4 and #12 on its list of the 25 greatest film scores.His scores for the following films were also nominated for the list: 1. Citizen Kane(1941) 2. The Devil and Daniel Webster(1941) 3. Jane Eyre(1944) 4. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947) 5. The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951) 6. North by Northwest(1959) 7. Taxi Driver(1976)
British Academy Film Awards
1. 1976: Winner, British Academy Film Award, Best Film Music, Taxi DriverTheme from "Marnie" adapted as a song for the movie Marnie, this is a studio recording cover by vocalist Michael Poss on the 2000 album release Silver Screen SerenadesPart of Herrmann's score for The Trouble with Harry was used in a 2010 U.S. television commercial for the Volkswagen CC.Music from the Vertigo soundtrack was used in BBC Four's Spitfire Womendocumentary, aired in the UK in September 2010.A 2011 TV commercial titled "Snowpocalypse" for Dodge all-wheel drive vehicles uses Herrmann's main title theme for Cape Fear.
Herrmann's work for television includes scores for such westerns as Cimarron Strip, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Have Gun – Will Travel, as well as the 1968 suspense TV movie Companions in Nightmare. For The Twilight Zone: 1. Opening and closing themes (used only during the 1959-1960 season) 2. Where Is Everybody?(first aired October 2, 1959...
- Bernard Maximillian Herrmann
- Composer, conductor
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- Donald C. Simpson
- Film producer, screenwriter, actor
- Drug-related heart failure
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