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June 2018
The film songs of Dimitri Tiomkin and Frederick Herbert

by Warren M. Sherk Last month we examined songs with lyrics by Frederick Herbert for the 1944 film The Bridge of San Luis Rey scored by Dimitri Tiomkin, as well as Frederick Herbert’s family musical legacy. (As in part 1, we will … Read More…

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May 2018
When Dimitri Tiomkin met Herb Stahlberg, whom we know as Frederick Herbert, born Frederick Stahlberg…not to be confused with Frederick Stahlberg, his father

by Warren M. Sherk When Classic FM named Red River as the Greatest Western Film Score last month it brought the name Frederick Herbert back onto our radar. Herbert is credited with the lyrics for the popular song “Settle Down” … 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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April 2018
Report on Tiomkin ENERGY festival 2017 in Kremenchuk, Ukraine

In 2017, after a three-year hiatus due to civil unrest in the Ukraine, the International Jazz Festival ENERGY in honor of Dimitri Tiomkin returned to Kremenchuk (sometimes spelled Kremenchug) on the 5th anniversary of the inaugural 2012 festival. The festival, … Read More…

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April 2018
Tiomkin Days, April 25-27, 2018 in Kremenchuk, Ukraine

The annual Dimitri Tiomkin festival in the city of the composer’s birth, Kremenchuk (sometimes spelled Kremenchug), Ukraine, will take place on April 25 to 27, 2018. In honor of their native son, the festival supports young pianists and improvisational music … Read More…

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March 2018
Alvin Ailey ballet features Wild Is the Wind

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Founded in 1968 by Alvin Ailey (1931–1989), an African-American choreographer, the theater company has been entertaining audiences around the world with it’s imaginative programming and modern dance masterpieces. In a … Read More…

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A Symphonic Night at the Movies: High Noon, with the Utah Symphony, February 17, 2018

by Warren M. Sherk An iconic film, High Noon. An orchestra, the Utah Symphony, that has been performing in the West since 1940. For “A Symphonic Night at the Movies” the film and orchestra came together as one at Maurice Abravanel … Read More…

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February 2018
Film in Concert: High Noon

The Utah Symphony will perform Dimitri Tiomkin’s original score for High Noon live to film on Saturday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Tickets: Utah Symphony High Noon is a gripping Western morality play … Read More…

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January 2018
Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood by Nathan Platte

Review by Warren M. Sherk Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood by Nathan Platte published by Oxford University Press contains considerable documentation on Dimitri Tiomkin’s music scores for two films produced by David O. Selznick in the late 1940s: Duel in the Sun and Portrait … Read More…

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January 2018
Interview with author Nathan Platte

During the holidays we caught up with author Nathan Platte via email and asked him a few questions about his latest book, Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood, now available from Oxford University Press. READ: See our book review here. Q.: Why Selznick? So … Read More…

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