Dimitri Tiomkin: Melodies Made to Order
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Russian-born composer Dimitri Tiomkin helped define the sound of the American west through his music for films such as "High Noon" and "The Alamo." Tiomkin's keen sense of melody and drama enhanced many movie genres, and brought an old-world luster to Hollywood's Golden Age.
David Garland presents a range of Tiomkin's film scores, from film noir classics such as "DOA" and "The Long Night," to the war dramas "The Guns of Navarone" and "36 Hours," the above-mentioned westerns, and more, including "Rhapsody of Steel" and "The Thing."