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Bernard Herrmann music for film, television, and radio productions, 1935-1969
PASC-M 79  
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Description
This collection consists primarily of manuscripts and reproductions of scores and parts of radio, television, and film music created by composer Bernard Herrmann. It also contains a small amount of scores for his classical work.
Background
Composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann was born June 29, 1911, in New York City. He attended New York University and the Juilliard School. Herrmann’s early career included involvement in Aaron Copland’s Young Composers Group and the founding of the New Chamber Orchestra of New York. In 1934, he joined CBS Radio as a composer-conductor, writing music for Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater on the Air and other Welles radio projects. He also served as conductor of the CBS Symphony Orchestra, which was disbanded in 1951. Soon after, Herrmann moved to Los Angeles, where he primarily composed for film productions. He also occasionally wrote music for television programs and returned briefly to radio in 1953 to work on the CBS series Crime Classics.
Extent
6.5 linear ft. (13 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.