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Gioachino Rossini: The Story of William Tell

Update: 2017-02-11
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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.
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Gioachino Rossini: The Story of William Tell