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May 2019
The True Experience I’ll Never Forget by Dimitri Tiomkin

This apparently unpublished manuscript—reproduced in its entirety below—on perfection in music by composer Dimitri Tiomkin is centered around an anecdote about composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. But film music enthusiasts and those in cinema studies may find the material Tiomkin wrote about … Read More…

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April 2019
Tiomkin scores fêted festival film gratis

by Warren M. Sherk In 1962, Dimitri Tiomkin was so deeply sold on the talents of the twenty-something year-old-artists that filmed Without Each Other, he made a personal effort to bring them to the attention of Hollywood. And he scored … Read More…

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Tiomkin on TCM, June 2019

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the premium cable network, will air the following Dimitri Tiomkin-scored films during June. Note times are Eastern time (ET) and Pacific time (PT). 36 HOURS (1964) Thursday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. (ET)/10:00 a.m. (PT) DIAL M FOR … Read More…

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra, April 2, 3, and 6, 2018

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents “Best of Hollywood” at the Roy Thomson Hall on April 2, 3, and 6, 2019. A suite from Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for The High and the Mighty will be performed with conductor Richard Kaufman. Tickets: … Read More…

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March 2019
Why did Dimitri Tiomkin bow out of scoring two Robert Aldrich films?

Part 2 of 2. By Warren M. Sherk In late December 1960 when Dimitri Tiomkin withdrew from scoring the Robert Aldrich film Day of the Gun—the working title for The Last Sunset—the explanation given in the press was Tiomkin’s partnership with Cinerama … Read More…

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Nasrollah Davoodi lectures on Dimitri Tiomkin in Tehran, February 14th, 2019

Nasrollah Davoodi, an Iranian composer and film music researcher, will deliver a lecture on Dimitri Tiomkin at the Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran on Thursday, February 14th, 2019, at 5 pm. “Dimitri Tiomkin: A Russian Composer Who Created the Most American Film … Read More…

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January 2019
Behind the photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin in Moscow

This portrait of Dimitri Tiomkin bundled up and dressed in a fur-lined coat was taken in snowbound Moscow on one of several trips by the composer and producer to the USSR in 1965 and 1966. What drew Tiomkin to Moscow during the … Read More…

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December 2018
Why did Dimitri Tiomkin bow out of scoring two Robert Aldrich films?

Part 1 of 2. By Warren M. Sherk In 1961 Dimitri Tiomkin agreed to score back-to-back Robert Aldrich directed films, The Last Sunset (1961) and Sodom and Gomorrah (released in Italy in 1961 as Sodoma e Gomorra, released in the … Read More…

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Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, December 21-22, 2018

The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra presents “We’re dreaming of a white-sand Christmas” at Antonia Brico Stage, Central Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado on December 21 and 22, 2018. The concert suite from It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed. Tickets: Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Date: Friday, … Read More…

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Manchester Concert Orchestra, December 19, 2018

The Manchester Concert Orchestra presents “Christmas at the Movies” at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on December 19, 2018. The concert suite from It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed. Tickets: Manchester Concert Orchestra Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Venue: Bridgewater … Read More…

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