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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….
Only one movement was actually written by Addinsell. 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.
Retrieved from ” https: The opening of the work is heard when the two protagonists meet, and it is further developed when they are on their honeymoon.
But finish varsoviaa he does. 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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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. 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 addindell.
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 his first choice.
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 three movements listed. And, indeed, this melody is always associated with Carol. Boydell Press, 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.
That’s why I can’t finish it”. The composer, Richard Addinsellwas born in London and initially studied law before turning to a career in music.
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According to Roy Addibsellat that addineell orchestrator for all of Addinsell’s scores: 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.
Views Read Edit View history. Finally, in the only extended concert sequence, we are given the closing section. Stefan speaks of the piece later in the film: 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 vxrsovia scores beginning in This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Palgrave Macmillan, John Huntley explores the reason behind this concept:.
The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. The themes are found conckerto underscoring throughout the film, and in this way a brief concert piece gains a dramatic resonance that belies its small scale. Gazing intently at Carol and disclosing “something lovely you’ve just given me”, he introduces the lyrical second theme of the Concerto. Chipsthe original Gaslight released innot to be confused with the later Hollywood versionScroogeand Dangerous Moonlightalso released in the US as Suicide Squadron.
He wrote the music for the film Goodbye, Mr. But its use is not restricted to scenes with the “composer” at the piano. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It initiated a trend for similar short piano concertos in the Romantic style, which have been dubbed “tabloid concertos”. One commentator has suggested that the Warsaw Concerto is the most significant instrumental work written in Britain during the war, still conjuring up doncierto time and place better than any other piece.
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.