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Fiery Impetuosity

Tchaikovsky
orchestral music -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a powerful and committed performance ...'

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4; Francesca da Rimini. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons. © 2011 Orfeo International

Not long after returning to Russia in 1876 from a hearing of Wagner's Ring at Bayreuth, Tchaikovsky worked at his Symphonic Fantasy Francesca da Rimini and began his long-distance correspondence with Nadezhda von Meck. She greatly admired this particular work, and felt it left Wagner nowhere. Based on Canto 5 of Dante's Inferno, it descends to the second circle of Hell, presided over by Minos as judge. In prevailing gloom, the doleful spirits, whirled in all directions by a relentless wind, emit their pitiful cries of misery, condemned for lawless love...

Copyright © 17 November 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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TCHAIKOVSKY - ANDRIS NELSONS

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ORFEO INTERNATIONAL

HARMONIA MUNDI DISTRIBUTION

RUSSIA

BIRMINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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