Francesca da Rimini


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Francesca da Rimini

(fränchĕs`kä dä rē`mēnē), fl. 13th cent., Italian beauty, daughter of Guido da Polenta of Ravenna. She was married by proxy to the hunchbacked lord of Rimini, Gianciotto Malatesta; the proxy, Gianciotto's young and handsome brother Paolo, became Francesca's lover. Gianciotto, discovering their guilt, killed them. The story is immortalized in Dante's Divine Comedy and is the subject of many other literary and artistic works and of Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem.
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Pues bien, como es sabido, Eleonora Duse fue la actriz que estreno Francesca da Rimini en Roma el 9 de diciembre de 1901.
Francesca da Rimini is one of the pioneers in experimenting with hypermedia narratives creating (cyber)spaces in which new virtual conceptions of gender and sexuality take place.
30pm AN evening dominated by compositions written by Tchaikovsky includes Stephen Hough performing Concert Fantasia in G minor for piano and orchestra, and cellist Steven Isserlis playing Variations on a Rococo Theme, followed by symphonic fantasy Francesca da Rimini.
The concert also features Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini and Symphony No 6.
Nick Havely's article focuses on representations of Francesca da Rimini from 1790 to 1840, and in particular on the Romantic "process of observation and voyeuristic intensity" (107).
Like a good British acting company doing Shakespeare, Russian musicians seem to bring out best of the dark, brooding soul of their music, and dark and brooding it was with excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons," as well as his early incidental music for the drama stage play "The Snow Maiden," and the popular "Symphonic Fantasia" by Francesca da Rimini.
In sound only, we find Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic giving us Rachmaninov's 65-minute opera Francesca da Rimini, recorded in Manchester with an all-Russian cast and the BBC singers.
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Francesca da Rimini.
Like many of Rodin's famous works, including The Thinker, The Kiss, inspired by the passionate love of Francesca da Rimini and Paola Malatesta, the Italian noblewoman immortalised in Dante's Inferno, was originally part of a much bigger work.
The evening had opened, by contrast, in sombre vein, with Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini, a fantasy based on Dante's Inferno, where the Russian composer's angst was tellingly conveyed in a vivid performance, with melancholy woodwind solos, a sad and wistful melody from strings and a dark, exciting climax.
David Pountney is responsible for Francesca Da Rimini by Rachmaninov, The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, Il Tabarro by Puccini and The Dwarf by Alexander Zemlinsky.
Along the way, the pair reunite in Capri when, that is, the years aren't peeling back to incorporate Lancelot and Guinevere, Francesca da Rimini and the interchangeability of floral bulbs and male balls--that last section the province of the production's third lead, a gamely frantic Pauline Lynch.