Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann was an American composer and conductor known for his original film scores, including iconic movies such as Psycho, North By Northwest, Taxi Driver, and Citizen Kane. He also composed the well-known "Suspense" radio show theme, which remained uncredited for decades. Born on June 29th, 1911 in New York City, he sadly passed away on December 24th, 1975 in Los Angeles.

Throughout his career, Bernard Herrmann's music captivated audiences with its unique style and ability to enhance the emotional impact of films. His compositions for suspenseful scenes became legendary in the industry.

In addition to his work in film scoring, Herrmann made significant contributions to radio drama series during the mid-20th century. One notable example is his composition of "The Wailing Theme," which served as the theme song for CBS Radio's popular "Suspense" show from 1942 to 1962.


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