A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann First Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0520071230
ISBN-10: 0520071239
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This first major biography of the composer explores the interrelationships between Herrmann's music and his turbulent personal life, using much previously unpublished information to illuminate Herrmann's often contradictory behavior, his working methods, and why his music has had such lasting impact.

About the Author

Steven C. Smith is an award-winning author, journalist, and television producer who has written extensively about film, music, and television. He has worked as a producer for HBO Entertainment News and NBC's Weekend Today; has been a writer/producer on the A&E series Biography; and was supervising producer of the AMC series Backstory. He is also the author of Film Composers (1991).

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