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Rossini: William Tell / Milnes, Pavarotti, Freni, Chailly


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417154   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  John NobleElizabeth ConnellFerruccio MazzoliNicolai Ghiaurov,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera ChorusNational Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Chailly's is a forceful reading, particularly strong in the many ensembles, and superbly recorded. Milnes makes a heroic Tell, always firm, and though Pavarotti has his moments of coarseness he sings the role of Arnoldo with glowing tone. Ghiaurov too is in splendid voice...the women singers too are impressive, with Mirella Freni as the heroine Mathilde providing dramatic strength as well as sweetness. The recording, made in 1978 and 1979, comes out spectacularly, with the Pas de six banded into its proper place in Act 1." - The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs and CDs, 2005/06 Edition "Chailly's is a forceful reading, particularly strong in the many ensembles, and superbly recorded. Milnes makes a heroic Tell, always firm, and though Pavarotti has his moments of coarseness he sings the role of Arnoldo with glowing tone. Ghiaurov too is in splendid voice...the women singers too are impressive, with Mirella Freni as the heroine Mathilde providing dramatic strength as well as sweetness. The recording, made in 1978 and 1979, comes out spectacularly, with the Pas de six banded into its proper place in Act 1." - The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs and CDs, 2005/06 Edition Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  John Noble (Tenor), Elizabeth Connell (Soprano), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Baritone), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Richard Van Allan (Bass),
Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), John Tomlinson (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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