Born in New York in 1911, Bernard Herrmann became of the most well-known and respected composers of film music of the 20th century, and many of his scores (including those for Citizen Kane and Psycho) have become regularly performed in concert halls across the world. In 2000, the Bernard Herrmann Society was founded by Gunther Kogebehn and Kurt George Gjerde with the aim of widening appreciation and knowledge of his music, whether it be his film scores or his other classical works. Those who may be unacquainted with Herrmann's work will want to read several helpful essays that provide an introduction to his life, both of which are available in the "Who's Herrmann?" area of the site. Visitors can also peruse articles from "Echoes", which is the Bernard Herrmann Society Journal. Here they will find interviews of those who worked with him, along with photographic tours of places that were an integral part of his life, such as London and New York City. One piece that is worth taking a look at is an essay on Charles Ives written by Herrmann in 1932.
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