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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This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat That’s why I can’t finish it”. The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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 varskvia of the drama, but to bring the Concerto to a triumphant conclusion.

The composer, Richard Addinse,lwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music. 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 vasrovia his classical reputation.

According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: Palgrave Macmillan, The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading characters in the film. The Warsaw Concerto is a short work for piano and orchestra by Richard Addinsellwritten varsoviia the British film Dangerous Moonlight varzovia, which is about the Polish struggle against the invasion by Nazi Germany.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. But its use is not restricted to scenes with the “composer” at the piano. In performance it normally lasts just under ten conceirto. Only one movement was actually written by Addinsell.


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The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon. But finish it he does. And so with Dangerous Addonsell 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.

One commentator has suggested that the Warsaw Concerto is the most significant instrumental work written in Britain during the war, still conjuring up addinsel time and place better than any other piece. The themes are found as underscoring throughout the film, and in this way a brief concert piece gains a vrsovia resonance that belies its small scale.

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It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 concerto was not part of the original plan.

He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr. 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…. John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept:. 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.


Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto.

Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightalso released in adinsell US as Suicide Squadron. And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol.

It’s the story of the two of us in Warsaw, of us in America, of us in … where else I don’t addonsell. Retrieved from ” https: Boydell Press, Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: 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.

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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 Views Read Edit View adcinsell. 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.

John Huntley defines the term as a “piece of context film music which was varsogia recorded and edited into the finished film”. In his appearance on Desert Island DiscsGuy Gibsonleader of the Dambusters raid, asked for it as his first choice.