Barbican Concerts

The Film Music of Dimitri Tiomkin

Thu 27 Oct 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London


Dimitri Tiomkin

Dimitri Tiomkin

Film music by one of Hollywood’s most distinguished composers, Dimitri Tiomkin:

Cyrano de Bergerac - Overture
The Alamo - Suite
The Old Man and the Sea - Suite
The Fourposter - Overture
Giant - Suite
Fall of the Roman Empire - 'The Fall of Love'
High Noon - 'Do not forsake me, oh my darlin'
Rawhide (TV series)
The High and The Mighty - Suite
The Guns of Navarone - Prologue & Main Title
Hitchcock Suite - Dial M for Murder & Strangers on a Train
Wild is the Wind
The Sundowners - Main Title
Circus World - The John "Duke" Wayne March
Land of the Pharoahs - Land of the Pharoahs & Pharoah's Procession
Friendly Persuasion - The Fair & Thee I Love
Search for Paradise

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

From Rawhide and High Noon to Cyrano de Bergerac and The Alamo, Dimitri Tiomkin’s film soundtracks, for which he won four Oscars, conjure up the wide open plains, ten-gallon Stetsons and the quick draw of a Smith & Wesson like no others. But in more than 100 films Tiomkin underscored nearly every genre: drama, comedy, film noir, adventure, war documentary; bringing them all vividly to life. Tonight’s concert celebrates the breadth of one of Hollywood’s most distinguished composers.

Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £35

For associated events and films, and an interview with Richard Kaufman, please see the More Info tab below.

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Interview with Richard Kaufman
Film Score Monthly's Tim Burden talks to Richard Kaufman about the film music of Dimitri Tiomkin and working with the LSO.
> Listen on Soundcloud

Pre-concert talk
6.15pm, Barbican Hall
Conductor Richard Kaufman, orchestrator Patrick Russ and LSO Principal Percussion Neil Percy on Dimitri Tiomkin's vast contribution to film.
Free, no ticket required

Pre-concert performance
6.45pm, Barbican Freestage
Young musicians in the LSO St Luke’s Fusion Orchestra perform music they have created inspired by Tiomkin.

Films at the Barbican Cinema
The Barbican presents two Tiomkin-scored films from his collaboration with director Alfred Hitchcock. Tickets available from the Barbican website:
> Sun 23 Oct 2pm, Cinema 1: Strangers on a Train
> Sun 30 Oct 2pm, Cinema 1: Dial M for Murder

Poster exhibition
An exhibition of original posters from Tiomkin-scored films will be on display from 14–30 October on the Barbican foyer Mezzanine level.

Audio & Video

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