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Francesca da Rimini(i) (‘Francesca of Rimini’)locked

  • Richard Taruskin

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Opera in a prologue, one act and an epilogue, op.25, by Sergey Vasil’yevich Rakhmaninov to a libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky after Canto v of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno; Moscow, Bol’shoy Theatre, 11/24 January 1906.

Rakhmaninov began composing his Francesca da Rimini in 1900, hard on the heels of a four-act treatment of the same subject by Eduard Nápravník, chief conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and completed it in ...

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