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  • "Warsaw Concerto" composer Richard Addinsell (London Symphony Orch -- Mathieson conducts) 1941

    12/30/2015 10:13:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Richard Addinsell
    "Warsaw Concerto" was composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight. It is played by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Muir Mathieson. It seems the film studio wanted a famous Rachmaninoff piece, but that was too costly--the next best thing is to pay a composer to write in the manner of Rachmaninoff (with some Grieg, too). Louis Kentner is at the piano. Louis Kentner is not named on the disc label nor on the original matrix cards, probably because as a "serious" performer he did not wish at that time to be associated with a film. If this was the...
  • Lost Vivaldi concerto found in Scotland

    10/07/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 100710 | Stefano Ambrogi
    LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A lost flute concerto by 18th century composer and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi has been discovered by an academic among a set of dusty papers housed in Scotland's National Archives in Edinburgh. The extraordinary find, a 300-year-old copy of the Italian Baroque composer's original manuscript, comprises the parts for "Il Gran Mogol," one of a quartet of national concertos. The others, entitled "La Francia," "La Spagna" and "L'Inghilterro" remain lost. The musical score, which scholars believe may never have been performed, was found and authenticated by Southampton University research fellow Andrew Woolley. "This piece was previously...