Instrumentation

1(=picc+afl).1(=ca).2(I=asax.II=Ebcl+bcl).1(=cbsn) -1110 - pno - strings (2.2.2.2.1)

Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert Director: Clarence Brown Production company: MGM USA, 1928 Duration: 80 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Photoplay Productions (Film Speed: 16-23 frames per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 1995, Espoo, Sweden 18 Players: 1(picc+afl).1(=ca).2(I=asax.II=Ebcl+bcl).1(=cbsn) - 1.1.1.0 - pno - strings (2.2.2.2.1) A Woman of Affairs features Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in one of their most sizzling partnerships. Under normal circumstances, the screenplay would not have got past the censors. A beautiful and passionate lady is forbidden to marry the aristocratic man she loves. The man she does marry commits suicide on their wedding night as the police close in. Her brother dies from alcohol abuse. When she realises that all is lost, she too takes her life, driving her car at high speed into the tree where she and the aristocrat first vowed their love. Carl Davis's Lisztian romantic chamber score brilliantly underpins the tragic action.

Woman of Affairs, A

Hollywood

Grauman's Egyptian Theater (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Carl Davis CBE, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra

Woman of Affairs, A

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

Bielefelder Philharmoniker, Bernd Wilden

Woman of Affairs, A

Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Real Filarmonia de Galicia, Diego Masson

Woman of Affairs, A

Auditori Municipal Enric Granados (Lleida, Spain)

Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell de les Terres de Lleida, Alfons Reverté

Woman of Affairs, A

Auditorio y Centro de Convenciones AXA (Barcelona, Spain)

Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell de les Terres de Lleida, Alfons Reverté