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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It helps to remember how desperately the suffering Britons needed a warmth like Rachmaninov ‘s, even as diffused through another composer, in The World’s Most Beautiful Melodies: 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 repertoire.

Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto: ‘bloody awful’? – Classic FM

The Classic Movie Concertos. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

comcerto 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. Nome Company Of Dallas, Inc.

Friends of the Symphony. 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 is certainly dramatic enough; the piano enters with a gusto matched perhaps only by the Grieg Piano Concerto’s opening plunge; tympani alone supports this first gasp.


Get Tickets Learn More. 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.

Give Me a Smile: The 1 Classical Album. Richard Rodgers, fresh from the success of The King and Icomposed the music for the series.

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During the war, the Broadway stage was transformed by a warsaq generation of composers and lyricists led by artists such as Rodgers and Hammerstein whose Oklahoma! Victory at Sea [Intersound]. Music from these films often managed to gain a life of its own, both on the radio and in the concert hall.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. 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.

This clncerto was last edited on 21 Decemberat Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto.


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.

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

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. Jazz Latin New Age.

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It’s the story of the two of us in Warsaw, addinse,l us in America, of us in … where else I don’t know. 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. And so with Dangerous Moonlight it was rightly decided to have a piece of music specially written, that could be used to earsaw associated in the mind of the audience with Poland, air raids in Warsaw, and whatever the director wanted to suggest.