|Date and venue||Title||Submitted by|
Barbican Centre: Hall
|Oscar night with Dimitri Tiomkin and the London Symphony Orchestra||David Karlin|
|If you were to go to a cinema in St Petersburg of the 1910s, the pianist playing the backing music to the silent movie might have been one of two Dimitris: a very young Shostakovich, or the slightly older Dimitri Tiomkin. While Shostakovich stayed to make his fame within classical music in Soviet Russia, Tiomkin went west and fetched up in Hollywood. By the time of his death some fifty years later, he had become Hollywood royalty, with well over a hundred movie and TV scores to his name, including some of the most iconic films in movie history.|
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