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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
Weather in Music
Famous Finales

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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
Weather in Music
Famous Finales

Learn more about Gioachino Rossini | This is an Activity Sheet available

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