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Francesca da Rimini (i)

Richard Taruskin

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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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 il’yich 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 1904–5 while

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