Instrumentation

3(II=afl.III=picc).3(III=ca).3(III=Ebcl+bcl).3(III=cbsn) - 4331 - timps - perc(3): 2 susp.cym/SD/BD/tgl/tam-t/t.bells/glsp/cyms/vib/TD/xyl/BD+cym/2 tom-t/sleigh bells/2 military drums/ruthe - pno(=cel) - harp - strings (12.10.8.6.4)

Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel Director: Fred Niblo Production Company: MGM USA, 1928 Duration: 84 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Photoplay Productions (Film Speed: 24 frames per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 1988, Hannover 69 Players: 3(II=afl.III=picc).3(III=ca).3(II=Ebcl.III=bcl).3(III=cbsn) - 4331 - timp - perc(3) - pno(~cel) - harp - strings (mm 12.10.8.6.4) Greta Garbo is the femme fatale in this spy romance, set in Vienna just before the First World War. Garbo plays a Russian agent and the mistress of an Austrian spy-master. She tries to save her lover from execution after he is accused of treachery. Carl Davis's superb music evokes the style and spirit of pre-war Vienna, animating Garbo's seductive screen presence.

The Mysterious Lady

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Carl Davis CBE

The Mysterious Lady

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Carl Davis CBE

The Mysterious Lady

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

Carl Davis CBE, Philharmonia Orchestra

The Mysterious Lady

Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi (Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)

Carl Davis CBE, Società Musicale Orchestra e Coro San Marco

The Mysterious Lady

Konserthuset (Göteborg, Sweden)

Carl Davis CBE, Göteborgs Symfoniker