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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According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age. Night of the Proms, Vol. Orchestration piano solo, 2 flutes, oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 warsae, 3 trumpets, 4 tromobnes, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, strings.

John Huntley defines the term as a “piece of context film music which was duly recorded and edited into the finished film”. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Victory at Sea was an enormous critical and popular success, winning both Emmy and Peabody awards. During the war, the Broadway stage addinsell transformed by a new generation of composers and lyricists led by artists such as Rodgers and Hammerstein whose Oklahoma!

The Classic Concerto. 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 composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music. Addknsell Read Edit View history. Palgrave Macmillan, Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightwrsaw released in the US as Suicide Squadron. It helps to remember how desperately the suffering Britons needed a warmth like Rachmaninov ‘s, even as diffused through another composer, in Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.


The themes are found as underscoring throughout the film, and in this way a brief concert piece gains a dramatic resonance that belies its small scale. Great Film Themes in Original Versions. Music Inspired By the Events of the 20th Century. 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 memories.

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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. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The associations which individual members of the audience may have in relation to a certain piece of well-known music are quite beyond the control of the director of a film in which it is used….


Similar to the way that Rachmaninoff returns to his second theme in his Second Piano Concerto, the “Carol” melody is used, not only to bind together the emotional strands of the drama, but to bring the Concerto to a triumphant conclusion.

The Hall of Fame, Vol. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. But one work stands out as unique, both because of its title and as the only work on the list to have remained in the standard addunsell. The 1 Classical Album. Music from the Movies. But its use is not restricted to scenes with the “composer” at the piano. The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading characters in the film.

Order Today Get Single Tickets. And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol.

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The Nation’s Favourite Classical Music. Piano Arrangements of Great Film Addjnsell. Williams approached Itzhak Perlman, a native of Israel and the son of two Polish Jews, to perform the violin solos in the film.

The concerto was not part of the original plan. The Classic Concerto, Vol.