Tiomkin: Film Music
Label: LSO Live
Whitney Claire Kaufman (vocals), Andrew Playfoot (vocals), London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kaufman
For the first release in a new series from LSO Live focusing on classic film music, LSO Live presents a selection of the greatest scores by the legendary Dimitri Tiomkin. The London Symphony Orchestra's association with the film industry stretches all the way back to Arthur Blissâ€™s music for Things to Come, the first time an orchestra had recorded a movie soundtrack. More recently, the LSO has recorded music for major blockbusters including Star Wars and Harry Potter. Russian-born Tiomkin was one of Hollywood's most highly regarded and versatile composers, who could create memorable scores for almost any story. Tiomkin received a staggering 22 Academy Award nominations, winning four awards. This new recording features veteran conductor Richard Kaufman leading the orchestra in selections from High Noon, The High and the Mighty, The Alamo, Hitchcockâ€™s Dial â€˜Mâ€™ for Murder and the theme song for Rawhide.