Post by dk Post by Sol L. Siegel
Surprise: Ashkenazy, from early in his conducting career. Quite
possibly the best recording he's made, of anything.
- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
I just gave it a quick check and found it boring and pedestrian.
Performance is not identified (intentionally?). This is the first
time I have listened to this piece in many years. I have long
regarded it as noisy repetitious junk, inferior to the Romeo and
Juliet Fantasy. However, the Wikipedia article on Tchaikovsky's
Francesca mentions that it is more inventive than the similarly themed
Dante Symphony of Liszt (I agree) and quotes high praise from