Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasia

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasia in E minor

Op. 32, TH46

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In 1876, Tchaikovsky was persuaded by a literary critic and friend from his conservatory days, Hermann Laroche, to write an opera based on a tale in Dante's Divine Comedy about Paolo and Francesca of Rimini. The story intrigued Tchaikovsky: Francesca and Paolo are lost souls in hell, owing to their adulterous affair (w... read more

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