December 2015
Music from Giant issued by La-La Land Records

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros., and Universal Music Special Markets have teamed up to release nearly two and a half hours of music related to Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for Giant. The score is supplemented by tracks from the original soundtrack album, bonus tracks, and … Read More…

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December 2015
It’s a Wonderful Life with live score

Concertgoers in San Francicso will have a rare opportunity in December to see and hear Frank Capra’s classic holiday film. The San Francisco Symphony will perform Dimitri Tiomkin’s original score live to film in performances on December 11 and 12. Conductor … Read More…

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November 2015
Renée Fleming encore in Cleveland

American opera singer Renée Fleming performed at a fundraiser for the educational outreach program of the Cleveland Orchestra on October 3, 2015. The Cleveland Orchestra is among the world’s leading orchestras with a long tradition of musical excellence. The encore … Read More…

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October 2015
Dimitri Tiomkin: A Portrait on sale, October 22-25

To celebrate the third anniversary of its e-book publication and the 55th anniversary of Tiomkin’s music score for The Alamo, Christopher Palmer’s “Dimitri Tiomkin: A Portrait” will be on sale for four days as a Kindle Countdown Deal. Purchase the … Read More…

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October 2015
The Alamo turns 55

This month marks the 55th anniversary of the 1960 film The Alamo, produced and directed and starring John Wayne. Garnering a coveted best picture nod from the Motion Picture Academy, the film picked up a total of seven nominations, including … Read More…

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September 2015
The Great Waltz Orchestra

Picture a recording session in Los Angeles in 1938 where many of those seated among the first violins had served as either concertmaster or assistant concertmaster at a number of prominent orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. Scanning the string … Read More…

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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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July 2015
Welcome to Hard Times

Rejected scores, unrealized projects, and times when things just don’t work out are all part of a film composer’s work life. Near the end of Dimitri Tiomkin’s scoring career he was scheduled to score the Western drama, Welcome to Hard … Read More…

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June 2015
Behind the photograph: The Great Waltz

Upon viewing the above photograph one might surmise it depicts a wardrobe fitter examining a period costume dress. Except that’s no wardrobe fitter or seamstress, it’s choreographer Albertina Rasch with Miliza Korjus. That would lead one to assume it’s a production photograph for The Great … Read More…

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Tiomkin on cdbaby, June 2015

Selected recordings of songs and music from the Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology are now available on cdbaby. The twenty-two tracks include songs from the cinema and stage by the four time Oscar-winning composer. The singers are Whitney Kaufman and Darice Cooper, featuring Leah … Read More…

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