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March 2020
The lively letters of Dimitri Tiomkin and Lowell Thomas, Part 1

by Warren M. Sherk The worlds of Dimitri Tiomkin and Lowell Thomas converged through the making of the 1957 Cinerama documentary Search for Paradise, produced by Thomas and scored by Tiomkin. After the film’s release, a lively procession of letters, telegrams, and … Read More…

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Tiomkin tune lands at number 25 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS

The Dimitri Tiomkin song “Do Not Forsake Me” from the 1952 film High Noon ranks number 25 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS list. The American Film Institute is known worldwide for its film lists, film conservatory, and meticulously researched … Read More…

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February 2020
Hollywood Harmonies by Dimitri Tiomkin and Prosper Buranelli

by Warren M. Sherk For ages, pursuit of a book contract meant first writing a proposal and a sample chapter. Sometime before the publication in 1959 of Please Don’t Hate Me, Dimitri Tiomkin’s autobiography written with Prosper Buranelli, a sample chapter … Read More…

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January 2020
Intrada releases DIAL M FOR MURDER soundtrack

Intrada Records world premiere of the complete motion picture score composed by Dimitri Tiomkin was released in December 2019. Shipping now, the CD features Tiomkin’s original music for the 1954 classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller.  Listen to clips and order here.  William … Read More…

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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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Classic FM picks Red River as the Greatest Western Movie Score, April 2018

Topping the list of Classic FM’s “The greatest Western movie scores” is Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for Red River. Classic FM, an independent National Radio station in the United Kingdom, broadcasts “The World’s Greatest Music” and has been a proponent of Tiomkin’s … Read More…

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Dutton Vocalion reissues Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin

Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin, recorded in 1975 by RCA and released as an LP record, was reissued in SACD by Dutton Vocalion in late 2017. The disc contains a suite from The Thing from Another World previously unreleased in … Read More…

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Sony Home Video releases Lost Horizon, 80th anniversary edition, October 3, 2017

Sony Home Video recently released Lost Horizon on Blu-ray to commemorate the film’s 80th anniversary. The disc, accompanied by a 24-page Digibook with an essay by film historian Jeremy Arnold, includes one minute of recently unearthed footage from a worn … Read More…

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Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology featured on Mark! My Words on Music, February 2017

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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