So excited to finally buy this! I've wanted it since it was published 25 yrs ago. Perfect condition (bought used), fast delivery. Gonna be a great read. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jenny Lens
A wonderful biography of one of the greatest composers of all time. Much insight into his bizarre personality quirks.Published 1 month ago by Gwen Foss
A fascinating and information -packed work about the life and career of this very talented composer of great film scores... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JK.
Bernard "Benny" Hermann--one of, if not *the* greatest composer ever to write music for films--was an enfant terrible. He lived on long enough to become un vieil homme, as well. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ilprofessore
I expected nothing more than a good over-view of Herrmann's life. But it is very well written and brings you into one of the most creative periods in American history.Published 16 months ago by Ian Rowlandson
Great bio of a great composer. Detailed enough for musicians and clear enough for a layman.
Ultimately, a complicated, tragic man.
An insightful look into the life of a legend of the silver screen. Bernard Herrmann was a genius who is primarily remembered for his outstanding film scores for Orson Welles'... Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by John Dziadecki
I am still reading this book, having read through, roughly, half the book. However, I think I can share some thoughts about this remarkable book. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by cg1-rj
Steven C. Smith's critical biography of Bernard Herrmann is a superb blend of scholarship and accessibility. Read morePublished on December 1, 2007 by Steve