October 2006
Web site maintenance

Due to the popularity and increasing use of this site, we are in the process of restructuring the content to better handle usage, including search and display. During this time, we are unable to post any new content. We apologize … Read More…

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September 2006
Albertina Rasch

Albertina Rasch, the wife of Dimitri Tiomkin from 1926 until her death in 1967, had an enviable career in dance, as a ballerina, choreographer, and teacher. The teenage premiere danseuse wowed Viennese concert hall audiences with her Classical ballet performances; … Read More…

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August 2006
Charles Levison, 1941-2006

A British music industry lawyer and patron of the arts, Charles Levison died last month in London. Early in his career at the law firm of Harbottle & Lewis, Levison provided legal assistance for Tiomkin’s film on Tchaikovsky. Later, through … Read More…

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August 2006
Tiomkin disc featured in Film Music Collection box

Film Score Monthly has released the long-awaited reissue of the late Elmer Bernstein’s Film Music Collection in a 12-CD boxed set. Produced by FSM publisher Lukas Kendall, the package features Bernstein’s now classic 1970s LP rerecordings of eighteen film scores … Read More…

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July 2006
Apple iTunes update

We first reported on the availability of online downloads of music by Dimitri Tiomkin from iTunes in May 2003. Since that time, there has been a substantial increase in the amount and variety of song and score material for MP3 … Read More…

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June 2006
Dimitri Tiomkin and Michael Khariton: Duo-Pianists

by Warren M. Sherk Were it not for his friendship with the Russian pianist Michael Khariton, Dimitri Tiomkin’s career might have taken an entirely different path. Why, then, in his autobiography did Tiomkin conceal his former roommate’s identity, referring to … Read More…

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May 2006
Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for Resurrection (1931)

Seventy-five years ago, the art of music scoring for Hollywood sound films, or “talkies,” was literally being invented by a group of transplanted New Yorkers, many of whom were songwriters. Among them was a Russian concert pianist-turned-composer who was ready … Read More…

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April 2006
Remembering Gene Pitney, 1941-2006

by Warren M. Sherk Singer-songwriter Gene Pitney, the former teen idol who performed Dimitri Tiomkin’s title song for the film Town Without Pity, died unexpectedly on April 5 in Wales. Just the night before, he had performed in concert in … Read More…

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March 2006
Dimitri Tiomkin web site launch party

A launch party for www.dimitritiomkin.com took place at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP at The Water Garden in Santa Monica, California, on October 19, 2005. Olivia Tiomkin Douglas hosted the reception to celebrate the official web site of the … Read More…

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February 2006
The Men suite set for release by Silva Screen Records

Silva Screen Records’ scheduled release of the CD “Music from the Films of Marlon Brando” on March 20, 2006, includes the premiere recording of a suite from Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for The Men (1950). The post-war drama, directed by Fred … Read More…

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