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A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann was born in 1911 to immigrant parents. As a child, he showed a profound interest in music and sought to become a classical composer. However, his lackluster performance in school, coupled with his impatience to satisfy his ambition, led him to work in radio. His associations with other up-and-coming musicians/artists made it possible for him to gain employment at CBS wherein he served as head conductor for the CBS Orchestra. Because ...