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January 2020
Intrada releases Dimitri Tiomkin ballet music

Paris Under the Stars: Ballet Music for Albertina Rasch has been issued by Intrada on compact disc. The newly recorded works were written by composer Dimitri Tiomkin between 1927 and 1932 and performed as ballets choreographed by Albertina Rasch for … Read More…

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Charles Gerhardt pictorial tribute available on Kindle

Looking for a last minute holiday gift? For less than US$10 you can purchase a Kindle ebook featuring conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra photographed by Alain Littaye in 1975 during the RCA recording sessions for The Classic … Read More…

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December 2019
USC Cinematic Arts names Cassady, Grisom as Tiomkin Fund recipients

The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) has selected Anna Cassady and James Grisom as the 2019-2020 recipients of the Dimitri Tiomkin Endowed Fund for Student Assistantships. James Grisom, Anna Cassady, Olivia Douglas at … Read More…

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November 2019
Four Tiomkin-scored films shot on location in Old Tucson

Old Tucson Studios have been at the center of location shooting in Southern Arizona for 90 years. Old Tucson Studios brochure Four Westerns with music by Dimitri Tiomkin were filmed at Old Tucson during the 1950s. Strange Lady in Town, … Read More…

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October 2019
Behind the Photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin and Peggy Castle

A dapper Dimitri Tiomkin sports a wide grin as he places an LP on a turntable while actress Peggy Castle, looking like she’s dressed for an evening out, placidly looks on.  This intriguing photograph is captioned, “Dimitri Tiomkin, distinguished composer, … Read More…

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October 2019
We’re Back!!

A malicious malware attack brought down the Tiomkin website for two weeks in October. We are proud of the fact that we have posted news or articles each month since April 2003. That’s more than 15 years of consecutive monthly … Read More…

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September 2019
Intrada records Dimitri Tiomkin’s Dial M for Murder music score

Dimitri Tiomkin’s music score for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, was recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in Glasgow for release by Intrada Records. The company’s president, Douglass Fake, served as producer of the re-recording of … Read More…

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Tiomkin on TCM, October 2019

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the premium cable network, will air the following Dimitri Tiomkin-scored films during October. Note times are Eastern time (ET) and Pacific time (PT). LAND OF THE PHARAOHS (1955) October 10, 11:00 a.m. (ET)/8:00 a.m. (PT) GIANT (1956) October 11, … Read More…

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August 2019
The letters of Leonid Kinskey to Dimitri and Olivia Tiomkin

Leonid Kinskey, best known for portraying the character Sascha the bartender in the film Casablanca, sent a handful of letters to Dimitri (“Dimochka”) and Olivia Tiomkin in the Spring and Fall of 1978. [Scroll to the bottom of this post … Read More…

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July 2019
The Sheet Music of Dimitri Tiomkin

by Phil Lehman In his illustrious career, Dimitri Tiomkin wrote more than 120 scores for films beginning with RESURRECTION in 1929 through TCHAIKOVSKY in 1971. In addition to composing music, Tiomkin wrote many songs created as an intricate part of his music … Read More…

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