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Dimitri Tiomkin: The Greatest Film Scores

  • Catalogue Number LSO0720
    UPC 822231172024

    James Mallinson producer
    Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

    Recorded October 2011, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

  • ***** '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.’ Runmovies.eu

    **** 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

    **** ‘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

    **** '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.'
    Movie-wave.net

    **** '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

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

£9.99

Richard Kaufman, London Symphony Orchestra


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.


Composer   Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor   Richard Kaufman
Performers   London Voices, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Playfoot

Track list
1. Cyrano de Bergerac: Overture
2. The Alamo Suite: I. Overture - II. Davy Crockett - III. Battle - IV. Epilogue
3. The Old Man and the Sea: Theme, Cubana and Finale
4. The Four Poster:– Overture
5. Giant Suite: I. Prelude - II. There’s Never Been Anyone Else But You - III. Finale
6. The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Fall of Love (Instrumental Theme)
7. High Noon: Do Not Forsake Me
8. Rawhide: Theme
9. The High and the Mighty: Suite
10. Hitchcock Suite: Dial ‘M’ for Murder - Strangers On a Train
11. Wild Is the Wind: Theme
12. The Sundowners: Theme
13. Circus World: The John ‘Duke’ Wayne March
14. Land of the Pharaohs: Theme and Pharaoh’s Procession
15. Friendly Persuasion: The Fair
16. Friendly Persuasion: Thee I Love
17. Guns of Navarone
18. Search for Paradise

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