concierto en Varsovia Richard Addinsell. By Teodor Cardona. 17 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Warsaw Concerto ()Richard Addinsell, Kenneth Alwyn, Royal.

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That’s why I can’t finish it”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon.

In his appearance on Desert Island DiscsGuy Gibsonleader of the Dambusters raid, asked for it as his first choice. John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept:. It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”.

Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: After an conciert 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. And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol.

The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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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.


Within the context of its story, Dangerous Moonlight is also effective in creating the impression of a larger work written and performed by the film’s fictional composer and pianist. 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.

Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightalso released in the US as Suicide Squadron.

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Views Read Edit View history. 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. He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr.

This page was concidrto edited on 21 Decemberat Boydell Press, The composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music. 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.

But its use is vwrsovia restricted to scenes with the “composer” at the piano.

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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. According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: It’s the story of the two of us in Warsaw, of us in America, of us in … where else I don’t know. Palgrave Macmillan, The themes are found as underscoring throughout the film, and in this way a brief varsovoa piece gains a dramatic resonance that belies its small scale.


In performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes.

John Addinaell defines the term as a “piece of context film music which was duly recorded and edited into the finished film”. But finish it he does. Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. Retrieved from ” https: The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading characters in the film.

The concerto was not part of the original plan. Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto. The associations which individual addonsell of the varskvia 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….