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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 

Sound Samples

William Tell: Overture
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "E il ciel seren, sereno il giorno"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Il piccol legno ascendi"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Oh! quale alta d'intorno" - "Pastori intorno ergete il canto!"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Al fremer del torrente"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Contro l'ardor del giorno"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Il mio giuro egli disse"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Arresta! Qual dolor"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: Il sol che intorno splende
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: Oh smania!
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: Delle antiche virtudi l'esempio rinnovate
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Cinto il crine di bei fiori"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: Passo a sei
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Gloria e onore al giovinetto"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Egro e tremante"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Nume pietoso"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Che sento, ohimè!"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 1: "Ciò ch'ei fece
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Qual silvestre metro intorno"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "S'allontanano alfine!"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Selva opaca, deserta brughiera"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Se il mio giunger t'oltraggia"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Tutto apprendi, o sventurato"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Alcun vien...Separiamci"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Allor che scorre de'forti il sangue"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Confuso da quel bosco" - "Con ardor richiese il cor"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Domo, o ciel, da un stranier"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "De'prodi ascolta, è già compiuto il patto"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "La valanga che volve"
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: "Giuriam, giuriam pei nostri danni"

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