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Rossini, William Tell Overture & Act II

March 17th, 2011 by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed listening to Rossini’s William Tell, particularly the overture. It seems to follow rather strictly the overture form that we studied in class, with the slow introductory section with the cello solo and some accompaniment by winds and other strings. The first theme is introduced in this slow section, also played by the [...]

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Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Act II

by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

Guillaume Tell, Rossini’s last opera, is probably most famous for its overture, part of which was featured on the popular radio and TV show The Lone Ranger. I know that I can’t help but think of a cowboy galloping away in the wild west when I hear the words “William” and “Tell” uttered in the [...]

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