Richard Addinsell's Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Went to New York in 1933 to write and supervise music for a stage version of "Alice in Wonderland"
2 First musical score was for the theatre "Adam's Opera" by Clemence Dane (1928)
3 Began to compose aged 21.
4 Studied law at Hertford College.
5 Composed a number of "start-up" pieces and fanfares for Great Britian's Associated-Rediffusion TV service.
6 He used to play the piano accompniant for 'Nora Langhorne' when she performed her touring show of comic songs and sketches "Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure".
7 His famous 'Warsaw Concerto', a Rachmaninoff like piece for piano and orchestra composed for the RKO picture Suicide Squadron (1941), is still being performed.
Sources:
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