Francesca da Rimini

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Evgeny Mravinsky, conductor

© Idéale Audience / IMG Artists / British Broadcasting Corporation – 2005

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As a violinist Orchestra of St. Petersburg said: "Before a concert, he would make us repeat Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony several times, even though we all knew it by heart." Evgeny Mravinsky was a living legend - a pure product of the great Russian tradition - who was passionate for Tchaikovsky and represented his music perfectly. This extract from Francesca da Rimini is an exceptional recording that demonstrates l the uncontested mastery of Evgeny Mravinsky.

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Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32

This symphonic poem was composed in three parts with a small introduction. It is based on the story Dante's Divine Comedy, focusing on the Inferno, and particularly on Francesca da Rimini, who is trapped in the fifth circle of hell with her lover. They are both stuck in a…