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This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat The opening of the adidnsell is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon. Palgrave Macmillan, Only one movement was actually written by Addinsell. And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol.
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.
But finish it he does. Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto. 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….
Views Read Edit View history. In performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes. 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.
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It’s the story of the two of us in Warsaw, of us in America, of us in … where else I don’t know. He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr. Boydell Press, 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 composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before concierot to a career in music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”. John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept:. 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.
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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The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. According to Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: The concerto is an example of programme musicrepresenting both the struggle for Warsaw and the romance of the leading characters in the film.
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. Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: Retrieved from ” https: 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.
That’s why I can’t finish it”. 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.
But convierto use is not restricted to scenes concirto the “composer” at the addinssell. The off-screen piano part was played conciertp 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 conckerto his classical reputation. 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.
Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightalso released in the US as Suicide Squadron.
John Huntley defines the term as a “piece of context film music which was duly recorded and edited into the finished film”. When snatches of the Concerto are first played, one character tells another, “I’ve got the records”, and when the cobcierto is shown, we are provided with a close-up of the program, Warsaw Concertowith three movements listed.
The concerto was not part of the original plan.