Master of the House

(Dreyer, 1925). Music compiled from original cue sheet.

A wife’s family decides to teach her overbearing husband a lesson. A comedy of domestic matters in which Victor is a failed businessman who takes out his frustrations on his wife, only later learning to appreciate her after she leaves him to the less than tender mercies of a friend of the family.


Performing forces
Performing forces
11 players (violin I and II, cello, bass, flute/piccolo, clarinet I, trumpet I, trombone, percussion/timpani, piano, organ/synthesizer)
Rehearsals One 2 ½ hour rehearsal with orchestra
One 2 hour tech rehearsal
One 2 hour dress rehearsal
Performance time 107 minutes
Film speed 20 frames per second
Film source Criterion Films
Projection variable speed 35 mm film projector
DVD projector
artwork:Lidia Bagnoli