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Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto.
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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.
It’s the story of the two of us in Warsaw, of us in America, of us in … where else I don’t know.
The composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music. According farsovia Roy Douglasat that time orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: 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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Palgrave Macmillan, 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. Views Read Edit View history. He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr. 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.
In performance it normally lasts just under ten minutes. 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. 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. 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 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….
Dangerous Moonlight takes place at the start of World War II and tells vagsovia story of a Polish concert pianist and composer, Stefan Radecki Anton Walbrook who defends his country by becoming a fighter pilot. 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 cooncierto movements listed.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Within the context of its story, Dangerous Moonlight is also effective in addinsepl 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.
Retrieved from ” https: That’s why I can’t finish it”. In his appearance on Desert Island DiscsGuy Gibsonleader of the Dambusters raid, asked for it as his first choice.
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 John Huntley defines the term as a “piece of context film music which was duly recorded and edited into the finished film”. But finish it he does. It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”.
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.
The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon.
The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept:.
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