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Dimitri Tiomkin: Greatest Film Scores


Dimitri Tiomkin: The Greatest Film Scores

Dimitri Tiomkin: The Greatest Film Scores

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nomination
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist

Wild is the Wind (arr. Nan Schwartz) – Whitney Claire Kaufman

Classic FM Drive Album of the Week

***** 'This is an essential purchase.’ (UK)

Special Merit Film Music Review (USA)

**** The Guardian (UK)

Russian-born Dimitri Tiomkin is one of Hollywood's most highly regarded composers. Receiving a staggering 22 Oscar nominations, he is most well-known for his soundtracks to Westerns and Hitchcock movies, including High Noon, The Alamo, Rawhide and Dial M for Murder. He was also a gifted songwriter, writing standards such as the theme from
Wild is the Wind.

Track list:
Cyrano de Bergerac – Overture
The Alamo – Suite
The Old Man and the Sea – Theme, Cubana and Finale
The Four Poster – Overture
Giant – Suite
The Fall of the Roman Empire – The Fall of Love
High Noon – Do Not Forsake Me
Rawhide – Theme
The High and the Mighty – Suite
Hitchcock Suite – Dial 'M' for Murder & Strangers on a Train
Wild is the Wind – Theme
The Sundowners – Theme
Circus World – The John 'Duke' Wayne March
Land of the Pharaohs – Theme and Pharaoh's Procession
Friendly Persuasion – The Fair, Thee I Love

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***** 'a superb collection of marvellous and magical music played to perfection … The variation of style and high quality of music is stunning … The LSO and conductor Richard Kaufman must be applauded for bringing us this outstanding recording … This is an essential purchase.’ (UK)

**** Special Merit ‘with this new release, Tiomkin’s music may be introduced to a whole new legion of film music fans. One of the best film music re-recordings we are likely to see this year.’ Film Music Review (USA)

**** ‘This fine selection was recorded at the Barbican last year, and is played with terrific panache by the London Symphony Orchestra under Richard Kaufman.’  The Guardian (UK)

**** 'The brilliant title song from Wild is the Wind, given a sultry performance by Whitney Claire Kaufman (daughter of the conductor) is a real Tiomkin/Washington gem, sizzling with romance, and seeing the LSO joined by a rhythm section.' (UK)

**** 'The scores are presented and performed as though they were any music by well-known composers, and the rich instrumentation and expert playing of the London Symphony musicians makes for quite a more involving listening situation than the often cut-rate film music recordings' Audiophile Audition (USA)

‘The LSO sound fully engaged and Richard Kaufman steers them confidently through the scores’ trickier corners. Great fun.’ The Arts Desk (UK)

Concert Reviews

‘Tiomkin’s music evokes his era: there’s little like it to put you straight back into 1950s America … his [Kaufman’s] enthusiasm is virulently infectious to anyone around him … a truly outstanding performance from London Voices’, concert review

‘‘Do Not Forsake Me’ from High Noon … was evocatively rendered by Andrew Playfoot … Throughout, the LSO augmented by a jazz combo, played this music stylishly and enthusiastically’
Seen and Heard International, concert review

‘Dimitri Tiomkin was one of the most accomplished, garlanded and best-loved film music composers ever to have worked in Hollywood … a really superb concert … The LSO is an ensemble of such top individuals and trombonist Katy Jones brought this same singing tone to the subsequent suite from The Old Man And The Sea. There was more fine playing from the leader and from assorted members of the percussion department’
Framescourer, concert review


Richard Kaufman conductor
Whitney Claire Kaufman
Andrew Playfoot
London Voices
London Symphony Orchestra

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers
Recorded live at the Barbican Centre September - December 2009
A high density DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Notes and synopsis in English/en français/auf Deutsch
Catalogue number  LSO0693 
UPC 822231169321

Recorded October 2011, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Catalogue number - LSO0720
UPC - 822231172024

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