Author Archives: wsherk

August 2017
Tiomkin music for concert performance

The performance of film music in concert continues to grow. One need only consult the Concert List compiled by Movies in Concert to see the daily list of classic and contemporary film music being performed around the world. For those … Read More…

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Tiomkin on TCM, August 2017

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the premium cable network, airs the following Tiomkin-scored films during August. Note times are Eastern time (ET) and Pacific time (PT). DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954) Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 p.m. (ET)/7:00 p.m. (PT) WHEN STRANGERS … Read More…

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July 2017
Learn more about Dimitri Tiomkin

Two books on Dimitri Tiomkin are great starting points to learn more about the composer’s life and music. Tiomkin’s autobiography, Please Don’t Hate Me, published in 1959, contains a first-hand account of his early years in Russia, on making his way … Read More…

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June 14, 2017
Prometheus Records and Tadlow Music release the complete score for Duel in the Sun

Tadlow Music and Prometheus Records have teamed to record and release a new digital recording of Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for Duel in the Sun. This marks the world premiere recording of the complete score for the 1946 film from producer David O. … Read More…

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Devil-May-Care (Film) 1929

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May 2017
Media History Digital Library sheds light on Dimitri Tiomkin

by Warren M. Sherk If you’re a fan of film and film history and you’re not already familiar with the Media History Digital Library, then set aside some time and check it out. You may find it as addicting as … Read More…

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April 2017
Hole in the Rock and Panic Button: Dimitri Tiomkin and Stephen Longstreet cross paths in the early 1960s

In the early 1960s, Dimitri Tiomkin signed back-to-back contracts to score two pictures, Panic Button and Hole in the Rock. While he did not ultimately provide music for either film, a look at what took place behind-the-scenes provides a fascinating … Read More…

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March 2017
Pandora, the Flying Dutchman, and Tiomkin?

In the 1960s, near the end of his long and illustrious composing career, Dimitri Tiomkin made a deliberate move to the production side of motion pictures. The four-time Oscar-winning composer’s pursuit of producing culminated with the release of two films, … Read More…

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February 2017
Dimitri Tiomkin publicity portraits

In last month’s Behind the photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin portrait by Gyenes we took a look at a picture of the composer taken by a master photographer in Spain. This month we examine more portraits from Tiomkin’s lengthy career. In Hollywood, the standard … Read More…

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Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology featured on Mark! My Words on Music, February 2016

Dr. Mark Evans, author of Soundtrack: The Music of the Movies, has posted a video review of the Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology on YouTube. His program, “Mark! My Words,” can be found on radio and television and in-print as a newspaper column. In the six-minute … Read More…

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