Bernard Herrmann was one of the greatest film composers of all-time. He’s best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock, but he composed many classic scores. His career ran the gamut from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
The classical music world eventually took Herrmann seriously as a composer and he conducted many of his works with major symphony orchestras around the world.
There are a gazillion Herrmann albums out there, here are two compilations with striking covers:
Here’s the Vertigo soundtrack: