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Jewish Advocate (2011) - An homage to Herrmann


  • article: An homage to Herrmann
  • author(s): Benjamin Ivry
  • journal: Jewish Advocate (01/Jul/2011)
  • issue: volume 202, issue 26, page 15
  • journal ISSN: 1077-2995
  • keywords: Careers, Jewish Americans, Musical recordings, Musicians & conductors, Popular music, Bernard Herrmann



Bernard Herrmann's name is immortally linked to the oppressively ominous, churningly fear-inducing music he wrote for films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, such as "Psycho" and "Vertigo," as well as for his landmark score for Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane." Even Lady Gaga's music video for "Born This Way," released last February, begins by quoting Herrmann's "Vertigo" score.