Francesca Da Rimini & Hamlet - SDBR 3011 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record

Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32, is a symphonic poem by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Following his visit to Bayreuth in the summer of 1876, he composed it in Moscow in fewer than three weeks. It is dedicated to his friend and former pupil Sergei Taneyev. It was first performed early in 1877 in Moscow in a concert by the Russian Musical Society, conducted by Nikolai Rubinstein.In this fantasia, Tchaikovsky presents a symphonic interpretation of the tragic tale of Francesca da Rimini, a beauty who was immortalized in Dante's Divine Comedy. In the fifth canto of Inferno, Dante the narrator meets the shade of Francesca da Rimini, a noblewoman who fell in love with the brother of her cruel husband. After the lovers were discovered and killed in revenge by the husband, they were condemned to Hell for their adulterous passions. In their damnation, the lovers are trapped together in a violent storm, whirled through the air around the second circle of Hell, never to touch the ground again. They are tormented most of all by the ineradicable memory of the joys and pleasures of the embraces they shared in life.In writing Francesca da Rimini, Tchaikovsky expressed a poignant identification with the heroine and her tragic fate, a sympathy which was also dramatically evoked in his ballet Swan Lake and the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture.This symphonic poem, perhaps more than any other of Tchaikovsky's works, shows the possible influence of Franz Liszt, both musically and in terms of subject matter, and Richard Wagner, whose music dramas Tchaikovsky had traveled to Bayreuth to review. Liszt frequently chose subjects of a Gothic, diabolical nature: the Totentanz (1849), Sonata Apr├Ęs une lecture de Dante (1856), and Dante Symphony (1857) are cases in point. Tchaikovsky's use of swirling chromaticism in the depiction of the winds of the second circle of Hell also resembles Liszt, as well as Edvard Grieg's depiction of a stormy evening in his incidental music to act 5 of the play Peer Gynt. As for Wagner, while Tchaikovsky generally did not care for his work, he freely acknowledged its influence on Francesca to Taneyev.

Record Details

Title

Francesca Da Rimini & Hamlet - SDBR 3011

Artist

Francesca Da Rimini & Hamlet 

Genre

Western Instrumental

Language

English

Label

Everest 

Made In

New York

Manufacturer

Everest  Records.

Serial No.

SDBR 3011

Side One

  • Leopold Stokowski Conducting The Stadium Symphony Orchestra Of New York

 

Side Two

  • Leopold Stokowski Conducting The Stadium Symphony Orchestra Of New York

 

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

90-95%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Francesca Da Rimini
Artist - 2 Hamlet
Record Details
Genre Western Instrumental
Label Everest
Language English
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Leopold Stokowski Conducting The Stadium Symphony Orchestra Of New York - Part - 1
Side2 - Song1 Leopold Stokowski Conducting The Stadium Symphony Orchestra Of New York Part - 2

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Francesca Da Rimini & Hamlet - SDBR 3011 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record

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