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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|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|
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.
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