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Gioachino Rossini:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Rossini: William Tell Overture

More shows about Gioachino Rossini

About Gioachino Rossini
Overtures
Famous Finales
Weather in Music

Learn more about Gioachino Rossini

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This Week's Quiz

Rossini was noted for writing music that describes a

 thunderstorm

 sunrise

 sunset

 snowstorm

William Tell came from which country?

 Poland

 Greece

 Spain

 Switzerland

 England

The most famous part of the Overture to William Tell describes

 horses running

 cows mooing

 a waterfall

 a bow and arrow

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Gioachino Rossini:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Rossini: William Tell Overture

More shows about Gioachino Rossini

About Gioachino Rossini
Overtures
Famous Finales
Weather in Music

Learn more about Gioachino Rossini

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Rossini was noted for writing music that describes a

 thunderstorm

 sunrise

 sunset

 snowstorm

William Tell came from which country?

 Poland

 Greece

 Spain

 Switzerland

 England

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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