Herrmann, Bernard

Herrmann, Bernard

(1911–75) composer, conductor; born in New York City. After studies at Juilliard he began conducting and composing for Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, where he met Orson Welles. Herrmann's 1940 score for Welles' Citizen Kane was the first of his 61 film scores, including several classic ones for Hitchcock. He wrote concert works as well.
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