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Name: Richard Addinsell  
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Date of Birth: 13th January 1904
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Richard Addinsell (January 13, 1904 - November 14, 1977) was a British composer, best known for his Warsaw Concerto and film music.

After studying at Hertford College, Oxford, Addinsell went to the Royal College of Music in 1925 and continued his musical education in Berlin, Vienna and the USA. Films for which he wrote the music include:

  • Fire Over England (1937)
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
  • Blithe Spirit (1945)
  • Scrooge (1951)
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)
  • The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
  • Beau Brummell (1955)
  • The Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

The Warsaw Concerto was written for the 1941 film, Dangerous Moonlight, and continues to be a popular piano piece.

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