Instrumentation

3(=picc).2(II=ca).3(II=Ebcl.III=Ebcl+bcl).2(II=cbsn) -4.3.2.btrbn.1 - timps - perc(2): tam-t/susp.cym/cyms/SD/military drum/TD/BD/BD+cym/glsp/tgl/hand bell(station)/mark chimes/bell tree - pno(=organ+cel) - harp - strings (min 10.8.6.6.4)

Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert Director: Clarence Brown Production Company: MGM USA, 1926 Film Print: B&W print available from Photoplay Productions (Film Speed: 18-21 frames per second) Recorded for Video Flesh and the Devil was the first of five films in which Greta Garbo Co-starred with her real-life lover John Gilbert. Both on and off screen, theirs was one of Hollywood's greatest romances. Set in Prussia, the film is a melodrama of love, adultery, duels and retribution, based on Hermann Sudermann's novel The Undying Past. Davis uses rich scoring with echoes of I 9th-century German Romanticism to complement Garbo and Gilbert's on-screen romance. The glorious love theme, as heard for instance in the garden scene, is one of his finest creations.

Flesh and the Devil

Auditorium Maurice-Ravel, l'Orchestre National de Lyon (Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France)

Orchestre National de Lyon, Timothy Brock

Flesh and the Devil

Rudolf-Oetker-Halle (Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)

Orchestra of the Staatstheater Braunschweig, Helmut Imig

Flesh and the Devil

60' excerpted version only

Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ, USA)

New Jersey Festival Orchestra, David Wroe

Flesh and the Devil

60' excerpted version only

Westfield Presbyterian Church (Westfield, NJ, USA)

New Jersey Festival Orchestra, David Wroe

Flesh and the Devil

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Carl Davis CBE