Dimitri Tiomkin: Melodies Made to Order

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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."

Comments [5]

Ed Clancy from New Orleans

How could you do a restrospective of Dimitri Tiomkin and leave out "Red River?" My favorite John Wayne movie.
Ed Clancy

Apr. 10 2012 01:42 PM
Amie Ilva Tatem from Staten Island, New York

Yes, I'm a child of the 50's...and yes, I was singing along. Thank you, David, for such a wonderful, nostalgic show..that took me down memory lane...big time. What a sensitive, terrific composer!

Nov. 12 2011 11:17 PM
EF Slattery from NYC

Whew. I was getting worried that "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'" wasn't going to be played. ;) Tiomkin's score for "High Noon" is masterful.

Nov. 12 2011 09:58 PM
David Garland

Dimitri Tiomkin and Gig Young, chatting and playing!

Nov. 12 2011 09:18 PM
Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

An amazing means to survey recent and past film classics! The only source of this sort of review I can find!!
Many thanks!!!

Nov. 12 2011 04:10 AM

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