by Warren M. Sherk
Saturday Night at the Movies—presenter Howard Goodall’s weekly take on current and classic film soundtracks on Classic FM—will include a Dimitri Tiomkin Spectacular featuring music from “Dimitri Tiomkin: The Greatest Film Scores” on August 4, between 5 and 7 p.m. BST.
PURCHASE CD and follow links to download: Dimitri Tiomkin: The Greatest Film Scores
UPDATE (after the program aired)
The first hour of Goodall’s program was devoted to Tiomkin and the LSO Live release of “The Greatest Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin.” Goodall selected nine tracks from the CD, showcasing music Tiomkin wrote for films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, George Stevens, Howard Hawks, and others. Calling Tiomkin’s music “wonderful,” Goodall remarked that he wasn’t that familiar with Tiomkin’s Western film scores prior to auditioning this CD.
Cyrano de Bergerac – Overture
Friendly Persuasion – The Fair, Thee I Love
The Alamo – Suite
Hitchcock Suite – Dial ‘M’ for Murder & Strangers on a Train
The Old Man and the Sea – Theme, Cubana and Finale
The Four Poster – Overture
The Fall of the Roman Empire – The Fall of Love
Red River – Suite [from the Naxos label]
Giant – Suite
LISTEN (Classic FM trailer with Howard Goodall):
The Tiomkin CD was released on the LSO Live label in the UK on July 30. The recording took place last October at the Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices conducted by Richard Kaufman and includes vocals by Whitney Claire Kaufman and Andrew Playfoot.
The program will include music from John Powell’s score for Ice Age 4 (2012) and music from Gabriel Yared’s score for Cold Mountain (2003), the latter nominated for best original score by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Yared is this week’s Movie Music Master and Goodall will play a selection of his music.
As a radio presenter, Howard Goodall draws on his own diverse background as a composer for film, television, theater, and the concert hall, notably as a writer of choral music. His themes for British television shows, such as Blackadder and Mr Bean, are known around the world. In 2012—after five years as a presenter on Classic FM—Goodall launched Saturday Night at the Movies, a two-hour weekly program bringing the best film music in the world to UK audiences.
Last week Classic FM presenter John Brunning selected “The Greatest Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin” as his featured album for his program Classic FM Drive. Brunning played a different track from the CD each weekday beginning on Monday, July 23.
Brunning launched the radio premiere of the Tiomkin CD during his weekly program, “The Official Classic FM Chart,” on July 15.