Richard Addinsell. Publisher: Novello & Co. Warsaw Concerto (). Publisher. EMI Music Publishers Ltd. Category. Soloist(s) and Orchestra. Year Composed. Richard Addinsell. Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra (for the film ” Dangerous Moonlight”/”Suicide Squadron”). Composition Information ↓; Description.

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The piece is never heard in its entirety in the film, revealing itself in bits and pieces as the story progresses.

Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto: ‘bloody awful’?

Nome Company Of Dallas, Inc. Come Back to Me: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Dangerous Moonlight takes place at the start of World War II and tells the story of a Polish concert pianist and composer, Stefan Radecki Anton Walbrook who defends his country by becoming a fighter pilot.

The 1 Classical Album. A deliciously syrupy second theme — a melody once famous and instantly recognized around the globe — is pure Rachmaninov its cadence-moment is borrowed straight from the Piano Concerto No.

According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: In performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes. Temptations from the Great Classics. Concedto music of the Warsaw Concerto is used in the film both as incidental music and as the subject of a performance in the film a concert worked into the plot ; it fills and surrounds addinswll moment, its passion and nostalgia it was modeled on Rachmaninovafter all movingly at odds with the horrific reality of life in Britain in Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age.


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Boydell Press, After an air raid in Warsaw by the German army, he is discovered by an American reporter, Carol Peters Sally Graypractising the piano in a bombed-out building. Richard Addnsell, fresh from the success of The King and Icomposed the music for the series.

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The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading characters in the film. The opening is certainly dramatic enough; the piano enters concerti a gusto matched perhaps only by the Grieg Piano Concerto’s opening plunge; tympani alone supports this first gasp. Piano Arrangements of Great Film Music. The Classic Concerto, Vol. Jazz Latin New Age. Motion Picture Classics, Vol.

The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Introspection Late Night Partying.

But finish it he does. Original Film Music Themes The off-screen piano part was played by Louis Kentnera fine British musician known for his performances of Franz Lisztbut he had insisted that there be no on-screen credit, for fear that his participation in a popular entertainment would harm his classical reputation.

Orchestration piano solo, 2 flutes, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 tromobnes, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, strings. In World War II, the birth of modern media caused governments to realize that artists could be more useful to the war effort in their trained discipline than as conscripted soldiers, and composers were encouraged to produce work that supported national morale and education of the public.


The Classic Concerto. His time at the Royal College of Music was brief, as he was soon drawn to musical theatre, and he also wrote for radio, but his most memorable contributions are to a series of film scores beginning in The Greatest Classical Show on Earth.

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As the first major war in the age of cinema, World War II offered a wholly new medium by which art could contribute to the war effort. Music from these films often managed to gain a life of its warsad, both on the radio and in the concert hall.

The Warsaw Concerto is a short work for piano and orchestra by Richard Addinsellwritten for the British film Dangerous Moonlightwhich is about the Polish struggle against the invasion by Nazi Germany.