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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Hokay, I have been delighted with the wildly imaginative (and PRESENT) orchestration and dense counterpoint-laden music of Dimitri Tiomkin, owning both the SAE Land of the Pharaohs and amazing Tadlow Fall of the Roman Empire (maybe LotP rerecording in the future? wink ).

I would love and be grateful for ideas on where to go from here with this composer: great CDs, pieces, etc. Thanks to everyone in advance!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Hi, WagnerAlmighty.

Have you searched through the FSM board for past threads?

Here's one (from 2012) specifically on our collective 'top 5' of Tiomkin music:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=87815&forumID=1&archive=0

In addition to Land of the Pharaohs & The Fall of the Roman Empire, my Tiomkin faves include The Old Man and the Sea, Rhapsody of Steel & Search for Paradise.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Hi, WagnerAlmighty.

Have you searched through the FSM board for past threads?

Here's one (from 2012) specifically on our collective 'top 5' of Tiomkin music:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=87815&forumID=1&archive=0


Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Hokay, I have been delighted with the wildly imaginative (and PRESENT) orchestration and dense counterpoint-laden music of Dimitri Tiomkin, owning both the SAE Land of the Pharaohs and amazing Tadlow Fall of the Roman Empire (maybe LotP rerecording in the future? wink ).

I would love and be grateful for ideas on where to go from here with this composer: great CDs, pieces, etc. Thanks to everyone in advance!


The Tadlow Alamo is incredible. Guns of Navarone is good too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Hokay, I have been delighted with the wildly imaginative (and PRESENT) orchestration and dense counterpoint-laden music of Dimitri Tiomkin, owning both the SAE Land of the Pharaohs and amazing Tadlow Fall of the Roman Empire (maybe LotP rerecording in the future? wink ).

I would love and be grateful for ideas on where to go from here with this composer: great CDs, pieces, etc. Thanks to everyone in advance!


The Tadlow Alamo is incredible. Guns of Navarone is good too.


TJ I just got blown away by the Alamo!!!

GoN next. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm not a big fan of Tiomkin, but my five favorites are The Fall of the Roman Empire, The Alamo (Tadlow the best available for both), 36 Hours, Land of the Pharaohs (both FSM), and The Old Man and the Sea. LLL was going to do a new definitive version of the latter some years back but sadly some rights issues prevented them and this is one of the few cancelled albums they've told us about. LLL did do fantastic new definitive versions of Giant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (a guilty pleasure of mine), Wild Is the Wind, and 55 Days at Peking if you're in the mood for something more exotic. Counterpoint did a superb job on Last Train from Gun Hill. Intrada did a great job on The War Wagon, one of his last scores.

Among his early output I do like Lost Horizon pretty well. But for me Tiomkin lacks almost all of the subtlety and class of Rozsa/Newman/Herrmann/Waxman/Friedhofer/Webb...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I'm not a big fan of Tiomkin, but my five favorites are The Fall of the Roman Empire, The Alamo (Tadlow the best available for both), 36 Hours, Land of the Pharaohs (both FSM), and The Old Man and the Sea. LLL was going to do a new definitive version of the latter some years back but sadly some rights issues prevented them and this is one of the few cancelled albums they've told us about. LLL did do fantastic new definitive versions of Giant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (a guilty pleasure of mine), Wild Is the Wind, and 55 Days at Peking if you're in the mood for something more exotic. Counterpoint did a superb job on Last Train from Gun Hill. Intrada did a great job on The War Wagon, one of his last scores.

Among his early output I do like Lost Horizon pretty well. But for me Tiomkin lacks almost all of the subtlety and class of Rozsa/Newman/Herrmann/Waxman/Friedhofer/Webb...

Yavar


Sometimes Tiomkin reminds me of Tchaikovsky in that listening to him can be a "if ya don't like one theme just wait, another'll be up soon!". He does tend to oversell things from both orchestration and contrapuntal perspectives...however, that's part of what makes him Tiomkin and uniquely charming to my ears.

I don't like him as much as Rozsa, Newman, Herrmann, Goldsmith, or probably Waxman. But I like how his style sets him apart, and I can say forthrightly I'm bananas over that Tadlow "Roman", with "Pharaohs" (today's acquisition) an immediate pleaser for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Hokay, I have been delighted with the wildly imaginative (and PRESENT) orchestration and dense counterpoint-laden music of Dimitri Tiomkin, owning both the SAE Land of the Pharaohs and amazing Tadlow Fall of the Roman Empire (maybe LotP rerecording in the future? wink ).

I would love and be grateful for ideas on where to go from here with this composer: great CDs, pieces, etc. Thanks to everyone in advance!


The Tadlow Alamo is incredible. Guns of Navarone is good too.


TJ I just got blown away by the Alamo!!!

GoN next. smile


You might as well pick up Duel in the Sun as well.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Hokay, I have been delighted with the wildly imaginative (and PRESENT) orchestration and dense counterpoint-laden music of Dimitri Tiomkin, owning both the SAE Land of the Pharaohs and amazing Tadlow Fall of the Roman Empire (maybe LotP rerecording in the future? wink ).

I would love and be grateful for ideas on where to go from here with this composer: great CDs, pieces, etc. Thanks to everyone in advance!


The Tadlow Alamo is incredible. Guns of Navarone is good too.


TJ I just got blown away by the Alamo!!!

GoN next. smile


You might as well pick up Duel in the Sun as well.


TADLOW RULES!

 
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