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Rossini: Guglielmo Tell Highlights / Muti, Zancanaro, Studer, Merritt


Release Date: 07/28/2011 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438499   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Franco De GrandisChris MerrittGiorgio ZancanaroCheryl Studer,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A magnificent achievement. Studer's scene in Act 2 is magnificent in its lyricism and her sensitive shading of the line.

In many ways this is a magnificent achievement... Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere.

This is clearly an opera for which Muti has unbounded affection. This comes out clearly in the Overture, with its 'vocal' solo cello and its inclusion of oases of peace alongside real
Read more excitement... Chris Merritt is a strong Arnoldo, ardent in his love for Mathilde, thirsty for revenge in Act 3... Mathilde is Cheryl Studer, who comes into her own in Act 2. Her scene is magnificent in its lyricism and her sensitive shading of the line... In Act 3 Studer is if anything even more impressive - her vocal manoeuvrability is astonishing.


-- Colin Clarke, MusicWeb International [reviewing this performance on DVD]

Also available: the complete Guglielmo Tell on 4 CDs, Philips 422391.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
2.
Guillaume Tell: On entend des montagnes by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Franco De Grandis (Bass), Chris Merritt (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3.
Guillaume Tell: Près des torrents qui grondent by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Chris Merritt (Tenor), Franco De Grandis (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4.
Guillaume Tell: Où va-tu? by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Chris Merritt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
5.
Guillaume Tell: Dieu de bonté, Dieu tout-puissant by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Franco De Grandis (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Guillaume Tell: Che sento, ohimè by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
7.
Guillaume Tell: Ils s'éloignent enfin by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
8.
Guillaume Tell: Sombre forêt by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Language: Italian 
9.
Guillaume Tell: Tutto apprendi, o sventurato by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Chris Merritt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
10.
Guillaume Tell: Giuriam, giuriam pei nostri danni by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Chris Merritt (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; it 
11.
Guillaume Tell: Pel nostro amore non v'ha più speme by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
12.
Guillaume Tell: Sois immobile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
13.
Guillaume Tell: In questo dolce asilo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Chris Merritt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
14.
Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Chris Merritt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Language: Italian 
15.
Guillaume Tell: Vengeance! Vengeance! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Chris Merritt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Written: 1829 
Language: Italian 
16.
Guillaume Tell: Tutto cangia, il ciel s'abbella by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Amelia Felle (Soprano), Luciana D'Intino (Soprano),
Luigi Roni (Bass), Giorgio Surjan (Bass), Franco De Grandis (Bass),
Vittorio Terranova (Tenor), Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor), Alberto Noli (Bass),
Chris Merritt (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Ernesto Pannariello (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 

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