Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
Francesca da Rimini & Paolo Malatesta, Appraised by Dante & Virgil (Ary Scheffer, 1854)
The depiction of Hell in Dante’s Inferno has inspired works of art and literature for over 700 years. But it isn’t fire and brimstone that has attracted most composers. Instead, it’s Dante’s depiction of a disastrous love affair.
In the next hour, the tale of Francesca da Rimini, in music by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Rachmaninoff, and more.
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