Warsaw Concerto (1941) - Richard Addinsell - Music of Richard Addinsell

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Classy Classical. It is not a typical concerto in that it only has one movement. Also, it is extremely brief, with an average duration of just under 10 minutes. However, it has become pretty famous nonetheless. The "concerto" was featured in the British film Dangerous Moonlight, later known as Suicide Squadron. Originally, the filmmakers wanted to use Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.

InU. His research assistant, Henry Salomon, was overwhelmed by the huge amount of film footage that had been collected during the course of the war, and he felt that books could not do the material justice. 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.

Victory at Sea was an enormous critical and popular success, winning both Emmy and Peabody awards. Richard Rodgers, fresh from the success of The King and Icomposed the music for the series. Williams approached Itzhak Perlman, a native of Israel and the son of two Polish Jews, to perform the violin solos in the film. Spielberg and Williams returned to the war in a tribute to the D-Day landings.

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Kenneth Alwyn with Martin Jones as piano soloist is ideally suited to conduct this music, tongue-in-cheek and with a straight face. The performances are resplendent, the sound cinematically glorious.

The wannabe "concerto" is actually the least interesting and certainly most hackneyed work on this splendid disc. The recording is excellent value and one of ASV's most Warsaw Concerto (1941) - Richard Addinsell - Music of Richard Addinsell originals. 2 Becomes 1 - Various - The Pepsi Silver Clef Concert (DVD) you must own the concerto this is the version to buy, but the remainder of the disc is infinitely more musically rewarding.

Walbrook, an impeccably cultured Wiener boulevardier, theatrically mimed playing the Warsaw to a prerecorded track shamelessly laid down by the Liszt specialist Louis Kentner. Unlike the Chandos CD of Addinsell film music, the two Kenneth Alwyn-conducted Addinsell CDs are treasures, beautifully conducted and performed and sounding like actual film music. I've been a Warsaw Concerto (1941) - Richard Addinsell - Music of Richard Addinsell of Addinsell Warsaw Concerto (1941) - Richard Addinsell - Music of Richard Addinsell since I heard Warsaw Concerto as a young boy in the s.

That led me to his other wonderful scores. Highly recommended by the likes of me. One person found this helpful. Addinsell was unknown to me until I heard the Warsaw Concerto on the radio.

I was hooked. There are hints of Rachmaninov in the Concerto, and the lyricism is quite moving. I bought the cd for the Concerto, but I was absolutely stunned by the beauty of the rest of the music on this disc. All of it is melodic, sometimes wistful, sometimes melancholy, sometimes joyful. It is a delight from beginning to end. I have been listening to classical and movie music for more years than I'll ever admit to, and I must say that Addinesll's music on this particular CD is all the usual adjectives and more It will probably appeal most to Anglophiles who also happen to love wonderful music.

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  1. Apr 18,  · Warsaw Concerto for Piano Solo [Richard Addinsell] on powermetal.akinoragavironkalas.infoinfo *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Written in for the film Dangerous Moonlight, this short work for piano and orchestra has a performance duration of about 10 minutes.5/5(7).
  2. The Warsaw Concerto is a short work for piano and orchestra by Richard Addinsell, written for the British film Dangerous Moonlight, which is about the Polish struggle against the invasion by Nazi powermetal.akinoragavironkalas.infoinfo performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes. The concerto is an example of programme music, representing both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading.
  3. Richard Stewart Addinsell (13 January – 14 November ) was an English composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the film Dangerous Moonlight.
  4. May 21,  · How did Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto become such a well-known exception to the rule? Atzmon / Cristina / Moshe / Ortiz / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto and others. Richard Addinsell and Dangerous Moonlight. Addinsell () is one of many composers who studied law before turning to music.
  5. Dangerous Moonlight (US: Suicide Squadron) is a British film, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Anton Walbrook. Among the costumes, the gowns were designed by Cecil Beaton. The film is best known for its score written by Richard Addinsell, orchestrated by Roy Douglas, which includes the Warsaw Concerto.
  6. Warsaw Concerto Lyrics: Instrumental. This short work for piano and orchestra was originally written for the British film Dangerous Moonlight, which was released in America under the title.
  7. Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto: 'bloody awful'? If you’re looking for a piece of music that divides opinion, look no further than this work. Beloved by many for its Rachmaninov-esque melodies and nostalgic sound-world, it’s also remembered for its repeated occurrence in Spike Milligan’s autobiography as ‘the bloody awful Warsaw.
  8. Jul 08,  · Movie Music! This CD’s first feature program spins Richard Addinsell’s piano concerto score “The Warsaw Concerto” for the British RKO feature film “Dangerous Moonlight.” The producers originally asked Sergi Rachmaninov to compose a piano concerto, but was turned down/5(6).
  9. However, when the rights were too expensive, he asked Richard Addinsell to write a piece in a similar vein. Though a program seen in the film’s concert sequence lists a three movement concerto, Addinsell actually composed a single nine-minute movement from which themes could be .

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