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Citizen Kane (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

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Citizen Kane is often considered one of the greatest films of all time, and Bernard Herrmann's original score is almost as groundbreaking as the movie itself. Utilizing the shorter, more focused musical cues found in radio, Herrmann's score serves to punctuate the action onscreen to create an interplay between the visuals and the background music that was unlike anything else at the time. Though Herrmann would go on to have a celebrated career, his work on Citizen Kane would prove to be a career milestone that would be hard to top., Rovi


Born: 29 June 1911 in New York, NY

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Bernard Herrmann was arguably the most innovative film composer of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, even though he actually rejected the term "film composer," preferring to call himself a composer who sometimes wrote film scores. That was an apt description for a musician who, in addition to his film work, also composed works in a variety of other forms including opera, symphony, musical comedy, and concert music, as well as writing extensively for radio and television, while maintaining a concurrent conducting...
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