Richard Addinsell

Composer. Born 13 January 1904. Died 15 November 1977
Richard Addinsell
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1904-01-13
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Richard Addinsell

Richard Addinsell Biography (BBC)

Chelsea-born Richard Addinsell studied at the Royal College of Music but found success early, writing songs for revues and incidental music for the theatre; he later enjoyed notable theatrical collaborations with the writer Clemence Dane and a long professional association with the comedienne Joyce Grenfell, for whom he wrote songs from the Forties to the Sixties.

Addinsell’s obvious penchant for popular thematic invention brought him choice film commissions from 1936 onwards. Producers valued his ability to sit down at a piano, primed with only the merest clues to a film’s plot-line, and instantly conjure appropriate motifs from the keyboard. Addinsell’s scores were most often for very high-profile British films – including Fire Over England starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Goodbye Mr Chips, Gaslight (the original 1940 version), Noël Coward’s and David Lean’s Blithe Spirit, Alfred Hitchcock’s Under Capricorn, Scrooge!, and Olivier’s The Prince and the Showgirl. But it was his music for Dangerous Moonlight in 1941 that was to change the musical landscape of British cinema for years to come.

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Richard Addinsell Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Stewart Addinsell (13 January 1904 – 14 November 1977) was an English composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron).

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Richard Addinsell
Miniature Overture
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Miniature Overture

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Warsaw Concerto
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Warsaw Concerto
Richard Addinsell
The Passionate Friends (1949) - Suite
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The Passionate Friends (1949) - Suite
Richard Addinsell
Blithe Spirit (1945) - Waltz
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Blithe Spirit (1945) - Waltz
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw concerto for piano and orchestra
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Warsaw concerto for piano and orchestra

Warsaw concerto for piano and orchestra

Performer
Patrik Jablonski
Orchestra
Polish Radio Orchestra
Richard Addinsell
Blithe Sprit (Waltz Theme arr Isaacs)
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Blithe Sprit (Waltz Theme arr Isaacs)
Richard Addinsell
Love on the Dole (1941) - Opening titles/Salley awakes
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Love on the Dole (1941) - Opening titles/Salley awakes
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto
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Warsaw Concerto
Richard Addinsell
Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939): Main Title and School Song
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Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939): Main Title and School Song
Richard Addinsell
Southern Rhapsody for piano and orchestra
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Southern Rhapsody for piano and orchestra
Richard Addinsell
Dangerous Moonlight (1941) - Warsaw Concerto
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Dangerous Moonlight (1941) - Warsaw Concerto
Richard Addinsell
Goodbye Mr Chips (1939) - Prelude
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Goodbye Mr Chips (1939) - Prelude
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto
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Warsaw Concerto
Richard Addinsell
Dangerous Moonlight (1941) Warsaw Concerto
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Dangerous Moonlight (1941) Warsaw Concerto
Michael William Balfe
Maud (A Moment with Tennyson)
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Maud (A Moment with Tennyson)

Maud (A Moment with Tennyson)

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Joyce Grenfell
Julian Orchard
Orchestra
Philip Green Orchestra
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Richard Addinsell
Gaslight - Prelude (1939)
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Gaslight - Prelude (1939)
Richard Addinsell
Miniature Overture
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Miniature Overture
Richard Addinsell
Scrooge (1951) - Suite
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Scrooge (1951) - Suite
Richard Addinsell
A Tale of Two Cities (1951) - Theme
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A Tale of Two Cities (1951) - Theme
Richard Addinsell
Tale Of Two Cities
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Tale Of Two Cities
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto - excerpt
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Warsaw Concerto - excerpt

Warsaw Concerto - excerpt

Performer
Christina Ortiz (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moshe Atzmon (conductor)
Richard Addinsell
Richard Addinsell: Goodbye Mr Chips
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Richard Addinsell: Goodbye Mr Chips
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto
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Warsaw Concerto

Warsaw Concerto

Performer
Christina Ortiz
Conductor
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Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto
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Warsaw Concerto
Philip Fowke
Warsaw Concerto (feat. Proinnsías Ó Duinn & RTÉ Concert Orchestra)
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Warsaw Concerto (feat. Proinnsías Ó Duinn & RTÉ Concert Orchestra)
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto (feat. Valentina Lisitsa, Keith Lockhart & BBC Concert Orchestra)
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Warsaw Concerto (feat. Valentina Lisitsa, Keith Lockhart & BBC Concert Orchestra)
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto
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Warsaw Concerto

Warsaw Concerto

Performer
Christina Ortiz
Richard Addinsell
Under Capricorn Suite (feat. Paul Bateman & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Under Capricorn Suite (feat. Paul Bateman & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
Richard Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto (feat. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Adni & Kenneth Alwyn)
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Warsaw Concerto (feat. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Adni & Kenneth Alwyn)
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