Bernard Herrmann

1911 - 1975

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Bernard Herrmann (born Maximillian Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer and conductor best known for his work in composing for films. As a conductor, he championed the music of lesser-known composers. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest film composers.An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later renamed All That Money Can Buy), Herrmann mainly is known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Herrmann has received more than 1,254,787 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Bernard Herrmann is the 236th most popular composer (up from 286th in 2019), the 1,074th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,226th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Composer.

Bernard Herrmann is most famous for his work on the film "Psycho" and the "Jaws" soundtrack.

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Among composers, Bernard Herrmann ranks 236 out of 1,228Before him are Benedetto Marcello, John Dunstaple, John Field, Friedrich Kuhlau, Josef Suk, and Jaufre Rudel. After him are Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Ion Ivanovici, Alfred Schnittke, Anton Reicha, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, and Gioseffo Zarlino.

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Among people born in 1911, Bernard Herrmann ranks 47Before him are John Archibald Wheeler, Cantinflas, Bernard Katz, Trygve Haavelmo, Henri Troyat, and Akira Yoshizawa. After him are Ernesto Sabato, Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, and Stanisława Walasiewicz. Among people deceased in 1975, Bernard Herrmann ranks 33Before him are Robert Robinson, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Éamon de Valera, Pavel Sukhoi, Gottlob Berger, and Erich Kempka. After him are Eisaku Satō, Chivu Stoica, Susan Hayward, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Vicente Feola, and József Mindszenty.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bernard Herrmann ranks 1,074 out of 15,968Before him are John Denver (1943), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Calamity Jane (1852), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), and Richard Thaler (1945). After him are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Alicia Keys (1981), Anne Hathaway (1982), Chester Bennington (1976), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Bernard Herrmann ranks 13Before him are Scott Joplin (1868), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Cole Porter (1891), and James Horner (1953). After him are Charles Ives (1874), Aaron Copland (1900), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Leroy Anderson (1908), Lee Konitz (1927), and Alan Silvestri (1950).