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 fugue is derived from a sequence showing the assembly of the axdinsell Spitfire, with interwoven lines and counterpoint musically describing the intricate interaction of the mechanical parts as they come together. The Greatest Classical Show on Earth. His research assistant, Henry Salomon, was overwhelmed by the huge amount of film footage that had been collected during the course of the war, and he felt that books could not do the material justice.

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And so with Dangerous Moonlight it was rightly decided to have a piece of music specially written, that could be used to become associated in the mind of the audience with Poland, air raids in Warsaw, and whatever the director wanted to suggest. That’s why I can’t finish it”. 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.


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According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s ardinsell It is acdinsell 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. Streams Videos All Posts. The network approved the project, and Salomon assembled a team to edit over eleven thousand hours of film down to fit twenty-six half-hour episodes.

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The tragedies and triumphs of war have inspired composers to some of their greatest work. In World War II, the birth of modern media caused governments adinsell 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.

Concert in the Park. Motion Picture Classics, Vol. The Hall of Fame, Vol. Introspection Late Night Partying. Views Read Edit View history. Navy sailors on leave for a single day in New York City, was an enormous success, and the creative team became convinced that it could be expanded into a hit musical. Dangerous Moonlight takes place at the start of World War II and tells the story of a Conccerto concert pianist and composer, Stefan Radecki Anton Walbrook who defends his country by becoming a fighter pilot.

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 listed. John Huntley defines the term as a “piece of context film music which was duly recorded and awrsaw into the finished film”.


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Get Tickets Learn More. 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.

The Best of Classical Favorites. Rhapsody in Blue; Addinsell: Music addisnell the Movies. Within the context of its story, Dangerous Moonlight conferto also effective in creating the impression of a larger work written and performed by the film’s fictional composer and pianist.

Spielberg and Williams returned to the war in a tribute to the D-Day landings. Great Film Themes in Original Versions. Let’s Stay in Touch Online Enjoy our concerts?

His time at the Royal College of Music was brief, as he was addinwell drawn to musical theatre, and he also wrote for radio, but his most memorable contributions are to a series of film scores beginning in British Film Music, Vol.