ADDINSELL CONCIERTO VARSOVIA PDF

Great Film Themes in Original Versions. Warsaw Concerto — Wikipedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leonard Bernstein extracted three scenes from the musical for concert performance, explaining: George Gershwin and His Time. Only one movement was actually written by Addinsell. The Classic Concerto. The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon.

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Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. 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 for the British film Dangerous Moonlightwhich is about the Polish struggle against the invasion by Nazi Germany.

The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon. 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.

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. In performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes.

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

The concerto was not part of the original plan. 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….

The composer, Addinseell Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music. Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: 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 advinsell a fighter pilot.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After an air raid in Warsaw by the Vasrovia army, he is discovered by an American reporter, Carol Peters Sally Graypractising the piano in a bombed-out building. 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.

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Background[ edit ] The composer, Richard Addinsell , was 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, and he also wrote for radio, but his most memorable contributions are to a series of film scores beginning in He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr. Chips , the original Gaslight released in , not to be confused with the later Hollywood version , Scrooge , and Dangerous Moonlight , also released in the US as Suicide Squadron. John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept: 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…. 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.

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Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto (2 Piano Score)

Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. 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 for the British film Dangerous Moonlightwhich is about the Polish struggle against the invasion by Nazi Germany. The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon. 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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