Chicago Symphony Orchestra, December 9, 10, and 11, 2016

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents “It’s a Wonderful Life ‘Live’” in Chicago, Illinois, on December 9, 10, and 11, 2016. Dimitri Tiomkin’s music score for It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed live to picture. Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 … Read More…

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, December 15-16, 2016

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents “Movie and Music: It’s a Wonderful Life” in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 15 and 16, 2016. Dimitri Tiomkin’s music score for It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed live to picture. Date: Thursday, December 15, … Read More…

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November 2016
It’s a Wonderful Life 70th anniversary screening at Academy in Los Angeles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen It’s a Wonderful Life on November 21. Don’t miss this screening of the film celebrating its 70th anniversary this holiday season. Frank Capra’s holiday classic, a perennial Christmas favorite, has been … Read More…

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October 2016
Tiomkin honors Mahalia Jackson, March 1961

Last month’s post concluded with a letter from music director Johnny Green to Tiomkin thanking him for bringing Mahalia Jackson to the cast for the incomparable concert “Music from Hollywood” at the Hollywood Bowl in 1963. And for hosting a … Read More…

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September 2016
Johnny Green and Dimitri Tiomkin

When it came to creative talent and the movies, Hollywood was a close-knit town during the classic studio era from the 1930s through 1950s. And even though Dimitri Tiomkin was able to work freelance during those years and avoid signing … Read More…

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August 2016
Where in the world is Dimitri Tiomkin’s music?

During his lifetime Dimitri Tiomkin lived in Russia, Germany, France, the U.S., and the U.K. Films brought his music to audiences around the world. Today his music is heard in film screenings, television and cable broadcasts, concerts, and more. And … Read More…

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Tiomkin on TCM, March 2017

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the premium cable network, airs the following Tiomkin-scored films during March. Note times are Eastern time (ET) and Pacific time (PT). THE SUNDOWNERS (1960) Sunday, Mar 12, 11:30 a.m. (ET)/9:30 a.m. (PT) GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL (1957) … Read More…

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July 2016
Howard Hawks: New Perspectives

A new anthology, Howard Hawks: New Perspectives, edited by British professor Ian Brookes, includes a chapter by Kathryn Kalinak. In “Scoring the West: Dimitri Tiomkin and Howard Hawks,” Kalinak writes on the collaboration between the film director and composer and … Read More…

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July 2016
Rawhide score and parts published by Hal Leonard

The score and parts for Rawhide is the latest addition to the Symphony Pops series from the Hal Leonard Corporation featuring film and television music by Dimitri Tiomkin. The Rawhide theme by Tiomkin, with lyrics by Ned Washington, is aimed … Read More…

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June 2016
Behind the photograph: Eddie Cantor and the Albertina Rasch girls

Recently Olivia Tiomkin picked up I Blow My Own Horn, the autobiography of the American pioneer motion picture producer Jesse Lasky. Back in 1916, Lasky merged his company, Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, with Adolph Zukor’s Famous Players Film … Read More…

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