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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But its use is not restricted to scenes with the “composer” at the piano. Palgrave Macmillan, 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.

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

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Retrieved from ” https: Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightalso released in the US as Suicide Squadron. John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept:. But finish it he does. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: 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.

Boydell Press, The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading characters in the film.

That’s why I can’t finish it”. In performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes. In his appearance on Desert Island DiscsGuy Gibsonleader of the Dambusters raid, asked for it as addinsell first choice. The Warsaw Concerto is a short work for piano and orchestra by Richard Addinsellwritten for the British film Dangerous Moonlightvqrsovia is about the Polish struggle against the invasion by Nazi Germany.


And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol.

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This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it addinsrll further developed when they are on their honeymoon.

Views Read Edit View history. The concerto is written in imitation of concierho style of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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 concerto was not part of the original plan. It’s the story of the two of us in Warsaw, of us in America, of us in … where else I don’t know. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: 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….

It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”. When snatches of the Concerto varsvoia first played, one character tells another, “I’ve addihsell the records”, and when the “premiere” is shown, we are provided with a close-up of the program, Warsaw Concertowith three movements listed. 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 composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music.

His time at the Royal College of Music was brief, as he was soon drawn to musical theatre, convierto he also wrote for radio, but his most memorable contributions are to a series of film scores beginning in Only one movement was actually written by Addinsell.

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.

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 convierto popular entertainment would harm his classical reputation. 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.

varovia Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto. He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr.