Tag Archives: Dimitri Tiomkin

August 2018
Intrada Records launches Kickstarter for Dial M for Murder recording

Intrada Records launched a crowd-funded Kickstarter project, its first, to record Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Dial M for Murder. Intrada selected the film due to Tiomkin’s striking score that accentuates the film starring Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, and Grace Kelly (whose introduction … 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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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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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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August 2015
Ray Turner and Dimitri Tiomkin

When Dimitri Tiomkin was living in London and Paris during the mid-1970s, his Hollywood fame followed him to Europe. He received copious fan mail and corresponded with friends and colleagues. Herschel Burke Gilbert, George Korngold, Bert Reisfeld, Harry Sukman, David … Read More…

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60th anniversary of Tiomkin’s famous Academy Awards acceptance speech, March 30, 2015

Sixty years ago, Dimitri Tiomkin made a memorable acceptance speech on one of the earliest televised Academy Awards ceremonies, broadcast live on March 30, 1955. “Tiomkin Tops Hope” proclaimed the trade publication Variety the following day. Tiomkin “hit the laugh … Read More…

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November 2013
Tiomkin and the Ravel medal

In the summer of 1965 Tiomkin was awarded the Ravel medal by SACEM, the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique, known in the U.S. as “the French ASCAP.” Tiomkin met composer Maurice Ravel in 1928, when he was in … Read More…

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October 2013
Behind the photograph: Tansman and Tiomkin

A recently unearthed letter to Dimitri Tiomkin from Alexandre Tansman set in motion a series of events that brought back in focus the photographs above. Taken in New York by London-born photographer Florence Vandamm, the photographs exhibit many of the … Read More…

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May 2013
Dimitri Tiomkin as I remember him

by Jack Wallace He was without a doubt the greatest tunesmith who helped invent the music of Hollywood during the sound era. Just as Aaron Copland defined the sound of the American West of myth and legend for ballet and … Read More…

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