Bernard Herrmann: 100th Birthday Celebration - TODAY

WQXR’s Film Score Program “MOVIES ON THE RADIO” Traces the Composer’s Illustrious Career with a Four-Part Radio Series on 105.9 FM Airing Saturdays June 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 9pm

In a career that launched with Citizen Kane and concluded with Taxi Driver, BERNARD HERRMANN revolutionized the way film music was scored. His unparalleled ability to evoke dramatic tension and psychological nuance, often with unusual instruments, led Alfred Hitchcock to use him for nearly every film he made. From Francois Truffaut to Quentin Tarantino, The Beatles to Lady Gaga, Herrmann’s work has influenced and been appropriated by filmmakers and musicians right up to today.

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