Tag Archives: Dimitri Tiomkin

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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June 2006
Dimitri Tiomkin and Michael Khariton: Duo-Pianists

See updated article: Research sheds new light on Michael Khariton and Dimitri Tiomkin, June 2019 by Warren M. Sherk Were it not for his friendship with the Russian pianist Michael Khariton, Dimitri Tiomkin’s career might have taken an entirely different path. … Read More…

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