>From the notes in Chandos CD "The Film Music of Richard Addinsell"
"In 1941, war weary cimena-goers attending the latest British Film
at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, in London's West End, were struck
not so much by the acting, dialogue, or sets, as by a piece of music
that pervaded the whole film, climaxing in a virtually complete
performance of it in a concert setting within the scenario.
The film company had no idea that it would have such an effect on
audiences, and had not prepared a commercial recording for sale.
The film was "Dangerous Moonlight" and the piece everyone was talking
about and humming as they left the cinema was the "Warsaw Concerto"
by Richard Addinsell.
After 50 years, more than a 100 separate recordings and sales in
excess of 3 million, it's appeal remains undimmed and it still
outshines, in the public's eye, everything else the composer wrote."