April 2016
Behind the photograph: Hollywood portfolio, Dimitri Tiomkin

Life magazine excelled at photojournalism in the 20th century, covering society, politics, culture, and more. Photographer Allan Grant took pictures of all the stars in Hollywood for the beloved periodical. In the photo above from 1955, Tiomkin is apparently demonstrating … Read More…

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March 2016
Tiomkin tries to bring Azef to the big screen

Composer Dimitri Tiomkin’s work as a film producer is often overshadowed by his music scores for classic Hollywood films. Knowledgeable film music fans may recall Tiomkin executive-produced Tchaikovsky and arranged the music as well. The film garnered a nomination for … Read More…

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February 2016
The magnificent adventure of the abandoned Marco Polo

In 1961, composer Dimitri Tiomkin had completed The Guns of Navarone and was looking for another film. For every successful motion picture in Hollywood, composers and other creative types often spend considerable time pursuing potential projects. Scheduling conflicts, creative differences, and lack of … Read More…

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January 2016
Tiomkin film music concert suites now available from Schott and EAM

Dimitri Tiomkin film music concert suites for orchestra are now available as rentals from the European American Music (EAM) Distributors Company, a member of the Schott Music Group. Tiomkin joins an A-list of American and European composers whose music is … Read More…

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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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