Richard Addinsell

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Born: January 13, 1904; Oxford, England   Died: November 14, 1977; London, England  
A prolific composer of theater and film music, Richard Addinsell is now remembered as a one-hit wonder, the composer of the lush, faux-Rachmaninov one-movement Warsaw Concerto for piano and orchestra. Addinsell studied law at Oxford and, briefly (1925-1926), music at the Royal College of Music in London. He wrote his first theater score for Clemence Dane's Come of Age or Adam's Opera in 1928; Addinsell continued collaborating with Dane until her Read more death in 1965. After a break in 1929 for study in Berlin and Vienna, Addinsell returned to London and the theater. Eva La Gallienne asked him to score her production of Alice in Wonderland (another Dane project) in 1933. After that, Addinsell continued to write off and on for the stage, but he focused more on film music, scoring such classics as Goodbye Mr. Chips, A Tale of Two Cities, Blithe Spirit, Fire Over England, and Dark Journey, as well as a number of patriotic English documentaries during World War II. Addinsell's most enduring contribution to the repertory, the Warsaw Concerto, was embedded in his score for Dangerous Moonlight (released in the United States as Suicide Squadron). From 1942 Addinsell took occasional time out from his movie work to collaborate with Joyce Grenfell on songs for such London West End revues as Tuppence Colored and Penny Plain, and later for Grenfell's one-woman shows. Read less
The Film Music Of Richard Addinsell
Release Date: 03/25/2003   Label: Chandos Movies  
Catalog: 10046   Number of Discs: 1
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    Addinsell, Rota, Piazzolla: Piano Concertos / Donka Angatschewa
    Label: Ars Produktion   Catalog: 38168 Release Date: 03/31/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell,  Nino Rota,  Astor Piazzolla
    Performer:  Donka Angatschewa,  Sergej Synelnikov,  Peter Manz
    Conductor:  Stefan Fraas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vogtland Philharmonie
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  • 2.
    Come Back To Me: Piano Arrangements of Great Film Music / Jane Chee
    Label: Albion   Catalog: 19 Release Date: 12/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell
    Performer:  Jane Chee
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  • 3.
    Elizabethan Serenade / Various
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 4725092 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell,  Kenneth Alford,  Albert William Ketčlbey,  John Lanchbery  ... 
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    The Golden Age Of Light Music: Cinema Classics
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5202 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Steiner,  Elmer Bernstein,  Miklós Rózsa,  Richard Addinsell  ... 
    Performer:  Ronnie Aldrich,  Russ Conway
    Conductor:  Cyril Ornadel,  Al Caiola,  Ken Jones,  Billy Vaughn  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Dreamers
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    L'Excellence Se Fete - A Celebration of Excellence
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 297257 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  André Mathieu,  Antonín Dvorák,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Alain Lefčvre,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Louise-Andrée Baril,  Valerie Milot  ... 
    Conductor:  Yoav Talmi,  Bruno Weil,  Jeanne Lamon,  Jean-Philippe Tremblay  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alcan String Quartet,  Tafelmusik,  La Pieta  ... 
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    The Golden Age Of Light Music: Great British Composers, Vol. 1
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5195 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eric Coates,  Haydn Wood,  Frederic Curzon,  Richard Addinsell  ... 
    Conductor:  Eric Johnson,  Charles Williams,  Frederic Curzon,  Muir Mathieson  ... 
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    British Light Music Premieres, Vol. 6
    Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion   Catalog: 7283 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anthony Hedges,  Alun Hoddinott,  Philip Lane,  Carey Blyton  ... 
    Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Ballet Sinfonia
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    The Golden Age Of Hollywood
    Label: Royal Philharmonic   Catalog: 17 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jerome Moross,  Bernard Herrmann,  Dimitri Tiomkin,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold  ... 
    Performer:  Phil Todd,  Roderick Elms
    Conductor:  Royal Philharmonic Orches,  José Serebrier
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    Nettle & Markham In England
    Label: Netmark   Catalog: 200 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Jeremy Nicholas,  Noel Gay  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Markham,  David Nettle
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    The Golden Age Of Light Music: The Pianist In The Spotlight
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5173 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Craig,  Nicholas Brodszky,  Marvin Fisher,  David Rose  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Williams,  Paul Weston,  George Shearing,  David Rose  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Williams,  Paul Weston,  Billy May,  David Rose  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble,  Pall Mall Revellers,  Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends
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  • 11.
    The Classical #1's
    Label: Aao Music   Catalog: 22092 Release Date: 05/18/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  George Gershwin,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
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    The Golden Age Of Light Music - The Hall Of Fame, Vol. 3
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5162 Release Date: 04/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nacio Herb Brown,  Victor Herbert,  Ron Goodwin,  José Belmonte  ... 
    Performer:  William Hill-Bowen
    Conductor:  Buddy Bregman,  Percy Faith,  David Carroll,  Philip Green  ... 
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  • 13.
    Warsaw Concerto - Virtuoso Piano Music / Vasary, Richter, Szidon, Goodman
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469590 Release Date: 10/21/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Richard Addinsell  ... 
    Performer:  Roberto Szidon,  Tamás Vásáry,  Isador Goodman,  Sviatoslav Richter
    Conductor:  Edward Downes,  János Kulka,  Felix Prohaska,  Patrick Thomas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 14.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue;  Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto; Etc
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 411123 Release Date: 12/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Addinsell,  Henry Charles Litolff,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Misha Dichter
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Cinema Classics
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 36562 Release Date: 10/29/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
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    Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto; Gershwin, Litolff / Goodman
    Label: Philips Concert Classics   Catalog: 422471 Release Date: 03/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell,  George Gershwin,  Henry Charles Litolff,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Isador Goodman
    Conductor:  Patrick Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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    Concertos Under The Stars / Pennario, Dragon, Hollywood Bowl
    Label: Emi Studio   Catalog: 63661 Release Date: 03/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Richard Addinsell,  Franz Liszt,  Christian Sinding  ... 
    Performer:  Leonard Pennario
    Conductor:  Carmen Dragon,  Miklós Rózsa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto;  Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 2
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 414348 Release Date: 10/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell,  Louis Moreau Gottschalk,  Henry Charles Litolff,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Cristina Ortiz
    Conductor:  Moshe Atzmón
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Golden Age Of Light Music - 1950s Vol 3
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5119 Release Date: 06/06/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joyce Cochrane,  Jerome Kern,  Dennis Berry,  Frank Cordell  ... 
    Performer:  Bernie Leighton,  Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson
    Conductor:  Geraldo,  Gordon Jenkins,  Dolf van der Linden,  Frank Cordell  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geraldo New Concert Orchestra,  Gordon Jenkins Orchestra,  Dolf van der Linden Metropole Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto; Franck: Symphonic Variations; Grieg: Piano Concerto
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 462049 Release Date: 03/14/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  César Franck,  Richard Addinsell
    Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino
    Conductor:  Armin Jordan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Mathieu, Addinsell, Gershwin: Piano Concertos/ Alain Lefčvre
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 29814 Release Date: 10/21/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  André Mathieu,  George Gershwin,  Richard Addinsell
    Performer:  Alain Lefčvre
    Conductor:  Yoav Talmi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quebec Symphony Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Bear Essentials - British Film Classics
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 24112 Release Date: 08/26/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir Arthur Bliss,  Sir William Walton,  Malcolm Arnold,  Ron Goodwin  ... 
    Performer:  Mary Carewe,  Martin Roscoe,  Earl Wild,  Philip Dukes
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Richard Hickox,  D. S. Stephens  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    The Film Music Of Richard Addinsell
    Label: Chandos Movies   Catalog: 10046 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Addinsell
    Performer:  Martin Roscoe
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,  Manchester Cathedral Choir Boys,  Chetham's Chamber Choir
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  • 24.
    Romantic Piano Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470777 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Franz Schubert,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Pascal Rogé,  András Schiff,  Alfred Brendel,  Werner Haas  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  András Schiff,  Alceo Galliera,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 25.
    The #1 Classical Album
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470933 Release Date: 05/14/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Johann Strauss Sr.,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Nigel Kennedy,  Carlos Bonell  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Willi Boskovsky,  Julius Rudel,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Utah Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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