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Dimitri Tiomkin

Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (Russian: Дмитрий Зиновьевич Тёмкин, Dmitrij Zinov'evič Tjomkin, Ukrainian: Дмитро́ Зино́війович Тьо́мкін, Dmytro Zynoviyovyč Tomkin) (May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a Ukrainian-born American film composer and conductor. Classically trained in St. Petersburg, Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution, he moved to Berlin and then New York City after the Russian Revolution. In 1929, after the stock market crash, he moved to Hollywood, where he became best known for his scores for Western films, including Duel in the Sun, Red River, High Noon, The Big Sky, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Last Train from Gun Hill.

Tiomkin received twenty-two Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars, three for Best Original Score for High Noon, The High and the Mighty, and The Old Man and the Sea, and one for Best Original Song for "The Ballad of High Noon" from the former film.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 22, 1894 (Kremenchuk), Died November 11, 1979 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-026291 10-in. 12/11/1938 Tales from the Vienna Woods Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo arranger  
Victor PBS-026292 10-in. 12/11/1938 Tales from the Vienna Woods Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo arranger  
Victor PBS-026293 10-in. 12/11/1938 There will come a time Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo arranger  
Victor PBS-026294 10-in. 12/11/1938 One day when we were young Nathaniel Finston ; Miliza Korjus ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Toscha Seidel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and violin solo arranger  
Gramophone 0SB894 10-in. before 5/21/1940 En strålande vårdag i Wien Eckert Lundins Orkester ; Benna Lemon-Brundin Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo arranger  
Gramophone 0SB895 10-in. before 5/21/1940 Wien, du valsernas stad Eckert Lundins Orkester ; Olle Nygren Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo arranger  
Gramophone 0EA7642 10-in. 5/2/1939 One day when we were young Webster Booth Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Decca L 7242 6/5/1953 Matareva (The arrival) Gary Cooper composer  
Decca L 7243 6/5/1953 Maeva Gary Cooper composer  
Decca L 7244 6/5/1953 The reef Gary Cooper composer  
Decca L 7245 6/5/1953 Turia the return Gary Cooper composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tiomkin, Dimitri," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101053.

Tiomkin, Dimitri. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101053.

"Tiomkin, Dimitri." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101053

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