Feature articles

December 2018
Why did Dimitri Tiomkin bow out of scoring two Robert Aldrich films?

Part 1 of 2. By Warren M. Sherk In 1961 Dimitri Tiomkin agreed to score back-to-back Robert Aldrich directed films, The Last Sunset (1961) and Sodom and Gomorrah (released in Italy in 1961 as Sodoma e Gomorra, released in the … Read More…

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July 2018
Bountiful songs by Dimitri Tiomkin and Frederick Herbert for Milk and Honey

by Warren M. Sherk We know Dimitri Tiomkin and Frederick Herbert provided songs for five films released in the mid-1940s, notably for Duel in the Sun and Red River. Prior to working on their first film, Bridge of San Luis … 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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Feature articles

Follow these links to feature-length articles on Dimitri Tiomkin and his music. The Alamo Turns 55 (2015) Fifty-five years ago concert performances of film scores were few and far between. Aficionados of film music had to rely on soundtrack recordings … Read More…

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