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Gioachino Rossini
William Tell Overture

 

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Rossini: William Tell Overture

The Story of William Tell

The William Tell Overture was written to open an opera by Gioachino Rossini. The opera is based on a legend about the Swiss hero William Tell. According to the legend, William Tell was an expert with a bow and arrow who shot an apple off his son's head. You can hear the political turmoil in William Tell's Switzerland in Rossini's music.

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Rossini: William Tell Overture

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Rossini was noted for writing music that describes a

thunderstorm

sunrise

sunset

snowstorm


2.William Tell came from which country?

Poland

Greece

Spain

Switzerland

England


3. The most famous part of the Overture to William Tell describes

horses running

cows mooing

a waterfall

a bow and arrow


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