SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Francesca da Rimini, Op. 25.
Catalogue Number: 01J052
Description: This 64-minute one-acter with prologue is notable for the latter, a grandiose tone-poem depicting the damned with influence from Tchaikovsky (this is longer than either of the two dramatic scenes) and a fairly torrid representation of Paolo and Francesca's love scene in verismo style. Cyrillic-English libretto. Misha Didyk (tenor), Svetla Vassileva (soprano), Sergei Murzayev (baritone), Gennady Bezzubenkov (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Philharmonic; Gianandrea Noseda.