Tag Archives: Dimitri Tiomkin

September 2019
Intrada records Dimitri Tiomkin’s Dial M for Murder music score

Dimitri Tiomkin’s music score for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, was recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in Glasgow for release by Intrada Records. The company’s president, Douglass Fake, served as producer of the re-recording of … Read More…

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Tiomkin on TCM, October 2019

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the premium cable network, will air the following Dimitri Tiomkin-scored films during October. Note times are Eastern time (ET) and Pacific time (PT). LAND OF THE PHARAOHS (1955) October 10, 11:00 a.m. (ET)/8:00 a.m. (PT) GIANT (1956) October 11, … Read More…

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August 2019
The letters of Leonid Kinskey to Dimitri and Olivia Tiomkin

Leonid Kinskey, best known for portraying the character Sascha the bartender in the film Casablanca, sent a handful of letters to Dimitri (“Dimochka”) and Olivia Tiomkin in the Spring and Fall of 1978. [Scroll to the bottom of this post … Read More…

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July 2019
The Sheet Music of Dimitri Tiomkin

by Phil Lehman In his illustrious career, Dimitri Tiomkin wrote more than 120 scores for films beginning with RESURRECTION in 1929 through TCHAIKOVSKY in 1971. In addition to composing music, Tiomkin wrote many songs created as an intricate part of his music … Read More…

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June 2019
Research sheds new light on Michael Khariton and Dimitri Tiomkin

by Warren M. Sherk In June 2006, this website posted an article on Michael Khariton and Dimitri Tiomkin that documented the intersection of their pianistic careers, taking them from Berlin to Paris to New York during the Roaring Twenties. Now, … Read More…

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May 2019
The True Experience I’ll Never Forget by Dimitri Tiomkin

This apparently unpublished manuscript—reproduced in its entirety below—on perfection in music by composer Dimitri Tiomkin is centered around an anecdote about composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. But film music enthusiasts and those in cinema studies may find the material Tiomkin wrote about … Read More…

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April 2019
Tiomkin scores fêted festival film gratis

by Warren M. Sherk In 1962, Dimitri Tiomkin was so deeply sold on the talents of the twenty-something year-old-artists that filmed Without Each Other, he made a personal effort to bring them to the attention of Hollywood. And he scored … Read More…

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra, April 2, 3, and 6, 2018

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents “Best of Hollywood” at the Roy Thomson Hall on April 2, 3, and 6, 2019. A suite from Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for The High and the Mighty will be performed with conductor Richard Kaufman. Tickets: … Read More…

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March 2019
Why did Dimitri Tiomkin bow out of scoring two Robert Aldrich films?

Part 2 of 2. By Warren M. Sherk In late December 1960 when Dimitri Tiomkin withdrew from scoring the Robert Aldrich film Day of the Gun—the working title for The Last Sunset—the explanation given in the press was Tiomkin’s partnership with Cinerama … Read More…

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Nasrollah Davoodi lectures on Dimitri Tiomkin in Tehran, February 14th, 2019

Nasrollah Davoodi, an Iranian composer and film music researcher, will deliver a lecture on Dimitri Tiomkin at the Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran on Thursday, February 14th, 2019, at 5 pm. “Dimitri Tiomkin: A Russian Composer Who Created the Most American Film … Read More…

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