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Subject: Re: Guillaume Tell
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:15:01 -0600
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I remember The Lone Ranger very well.  It was on at 7:30 every Wednesday on
ABC radio and that was the latest we three kids were allowed to stay up.
Besides the Tell overture there were parts of Lizst's Les Preludes as
well.😀

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Try watching the complete performance from Wichita Grand Opera.  Cuts,
> yes, but a
> very fine performance.
> --
> Lane A. Whitesell
>
>
> ---- "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I have been listening to Rossini's "Guillaume Tell" in preparation for a
> visit to NY later this
> > month to hear the Met's new production (complete with rape - the
> production, I mean, not
> > my own planned activities).  It has been ages since I listened to this
> opera and I have been
> > bowled over by the magnificence of the music.  Yes, it is very long - it
> will be interesting to
> > see what and how much the Met cuts in performance, not too much I hope -
> but it has
> > many moments of splendor,  including exciting choruses and thrilling
> vocalism.  For those
> > who do not know this opera, I strongly encourage you to make its
> acquaintance.  It will be
> > well worth your while.
> >
> > I have not listened to the famous Overture in probably 15 years and so
> hearing it again was
> > almost like coming to it fresh.  Try to forget "The Lone Ranger" and
> imagine the impact this
> > stunner must have made on first hearing.  I don't think there is a more
> exciting overture in
> > the entire operatic repertoire.
> >
> > The recording I have been listening to is the 1972 EMI with Bacquier,
> Gedda and Caballe,
> > conducted by Gardelli.  I got this in the mid-70s and have not listened
> to it in donkey's
> > years.  It is magnificent in all respects.
> >
> > BTW, if anyone wants to hear G.T. in Italian, there is a corker of a
> recording on Decca with
> > Pavarotti, Freni and Milnes conducted by Chailly.  I've been listening
> to that, too, although
> > over all I prefer the opera in French.
> >
> > MDW
> >
> >
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