May 2015
Red Light: Gideon Bibles and Vengeance, or Film noir meets Religion

(Sixth in an occasional series on Tiomkin’s lesser-known film scores) by Warren M. Sherk The entire plot of the 1949 film Red Light, featuring an evocative score by Dimitri Tiomkin, revolves around a Gideon Bible. Travelers are no strangers to … Read More…

Posted in 2015, Feature articles, News |

Jack Wallace, 1926-2015

Jack Wallace (1926-2015) passed away yesterday, on May 30th, in Los Angeles. A little more than two years ago, Jack recounted his memories of Dimitri Tiomkin to his friend Les Zador, who made them available through this website. Jack worked … Read More…

Posted in 2015, Blog |

April 2015
Tiomkin in the news

The stature and influence of composer Dimitri Tiomkin endures, as indicated by a quick look at news from around the world—Tiomkin’s name has appeared in national publications from The Guardian to the Wall Street Journal—since the beginning of the year. … Read More…

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March 2015
Tiomkin-scored films at AFI Silver Theatre

Submitted by Phil Lehman The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, a program of the American Film Institute, presents “Frank Capra in the 1930s” and “Leading Ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age.” Four films scored by Dimitri Tiomkin will be screened … Read More…

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February 2015
Rio Bravo soundtrack released by Intrada

Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for Rio Bravo has been issued by Intrada on compact disc. Listen to sample tracks and order here. Intrada had access to the original session master recordings from the Warner Bros. vault for this limited edition mono … Read More…

Posted in 2015, CD releases, News |

February 2015
Celebrating Black History Month and Jester Hairston

Choral conductor Jester Hairston enjoyed a lengthy career in music, film, and television. The photo opposite was signed to Tiomkin forty-two years after he first met Hairston in Hollywood. The two met in 1936, during recording sessions for Lost Horizon, … Read More…

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January 2015
Behind the photograph: Leonard Liebling

If you were a musician living in New York in the 1920s, as was Dimitri Tiomkin, you would have been familiar with the name Leonard Liebling. Largely forgotten today, Liebling was a leading cultural figure at the time, looming large … Read More…

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