Francesca da Rimini http://tpr.org en Riccardo Zandonai’s 'Francesca da Rimini,' Live http://tpr.org/post/riccardo-zandonai-s-francesca-da-rimini-live <p>Few single cantos of poetry have ever given as much to the world as Dante’s Canto V from the Inferno and the brief telling at the close of the love, death and afterlife of Francesca da Rimini.</p><p>Beginning with Dante in 1308 among the painters, musicians, painters , playwrights inspired by the tale can be included: Mercadante, Leigh Hunt, Ingres, Rodin, Rossini, Rachmaninoff, Doré (whose illustrations are reprinted to this day), Foote and of course Tchaikovsky, whose tone poem has done much to popularize the theme .&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:03:26 +0000 Ron Moore 7978 at http://tpr.org Riccardo Zandonai’s 'Francesca da Rimini,' Live