Cease Fire available on DVD, November 2017

Kino Classics has released Cease Fire on DVD. The 1953 film—directed by Owen Crump, produced by Hal Wallis, and filmed in 3-D—features a music score by Dimitri Tiomkin. READ our feature article: Cease Fire: High Noon in Korea BUY (Amazon): Cease Fire

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December 2017
Armed Forces song folio, December 1956

At the annual 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair in Tucson, Arizona this month, we came across this interesting publication in a thrift shop. The December 1956 issue of the Armed Forces Song Folio contains two songs by Dimitri Tiomkin. The publication … Read More…

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November 2017
Tiomkin award goes to Merawi Gerima

The first recipient of the Dimitri Tiomkin Award is Merawi Gerima, a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington D.C. He is currently completing his Master’s degree … 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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October 2017
I Hear You Calling Me: Dimitri Tiomkin’s attempt to film the story of Irish tenor John McCormack

Today, Monday, October 30, 2017, is a national holiday in Ireland. October Bank Holiday, or Lá Saoire Bainc (Deireadh Fómhair), celebrates Irish culture, including music. In the 1950s, Dimitri Tiomkin tried to bring the story of Irish tenor John McCormack … Read More…

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September 2017
Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops premiere Mars Ballet

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops performed the concert premiere of Dimitri Tiomkin’s “Mars Ballet” on August 19 at an evening concert in the Pops summer venue. The “Gershwin & Friends” concert at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical … Read More…

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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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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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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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