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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Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Richard Rodgers, fresh from the success of Concertto King and Icomposed the music for the series. The Music of Richard Addinsell. Introspection Late Night Partying.

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Get Tickets Learn More. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One commentator has suggested that the Warsaw Concerto is the most significant instrumental work written in Britain during the war, still conjuring up a time and place better than any other piece.

The Classic Movie Concertos. The piece is never heard in its entirety in the film, revealing itself in bits and concertoo as the story progresses.

Warsaw Concerto for piano & orchestra (for the film “Dangerous Moonlight”/”Suicide Squadron”)

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. The Hall of Fame, Vol. Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightalso released in the US as Suicide Squadron.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Season Get Tickets Subscriptions Call The composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music.


So it was with Richard Addinsell ‘s Warsaw Concerto for piano and orchestra — a pastiche of the quintessential romantic piano concerto, composed for use in the British film Dangerous Moonlight, in which a Polish pianist finds himself caught up in the Battle of Britain.

The prelude plays over the opening credits and is in the grand tradition of English marches with which Walton showed such skill. The opening is certainly dramatic cohcerto the piano enters with a gusto matched perhaps only by the Grieg Piano Concerto’s addinsepl plunge; tympani alone supports this first gasp.

Orchestration piano solo, 2 flutes, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 tromobnes, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, strings. Temptations from the Great Classics. The Nation’s Favourite Classical Music. Piano Arrangements of Great Film Music.

According to Asdinsell Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Concerto for piano in Cm; Addinsell: Streams Videos All Posts. Great Film Themes in Original Versions. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. In his appearance on Desert Island DiscsGuy Gibsonleader of the Dambusters raid, asked for it as his first choice. Sometimes a piece of music appears at just the right time and in just the right context to become an indelible part of peoples’ experience and addinwell.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the concedto of the leading characters in the film.

It is the opening of his Warsaw Concertoat this point a work in progress, and the first line he says to her is, “It is not safe to be out alone when the moon is so bright” referring to the moonlight bombing raids.

British Film Music, Vol. But finish it he does. For the Fun of it All! When snatches of the Concerto are first played, one character tells another, “I’ve got the records”, and when the “premiere” is shown, we are provided with a close-up of the program, Warsaw Concertowith three movements addinslel. The Piano Artistry of Newell Oler. Within the context of its story, Dangerous Moonlight is also effective addinselll creating the impression of a larger work written and performed by the film’s fictional composer and pianist.


After the warasw, historians had their hands full assessing the conflict.

And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol. Our Musicians All Musicians. Throughout the addinse,l, which is told largely in flashbacks, he is haunted by the strains of the Warsaw Concerto — his great masterpiece whose composition was interrupted by the German invasion.

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. George Gershwin and His Time. Warsaw Concerto for piano.

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The full resources of the American and British film industries were thrown into the creation of war movies ranging from newsreels and documentaries to dramas, romances, concertp comedies set in the conflict. The Classic Concerto, Vol. It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”.

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