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  • Performer: Gerald Finley, John Osborn, Malin Byström, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Elena Xanthoudakis, et al.
  • Orchestra: Orchestra dell'Accademia Santa Cecilia
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Composer: Gioachino Rossini
  • Audio CD (August 9, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B004XMW70W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,869 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Ouverture. - Guillaume Tell
2. Quel jour serein le ciel présage. - Guillaume Tell, Premier Acte, Scène I
3. Accours dans ma nacelle. - Guillaume Tell, Premier Acte, Scène I
4. (Ici l'on entend le ranz des vâches). - Guillaume Tell, Premier Acte, Scène I
5. On entend des mantagnes. - Guillaume Tell, Premier Acte, Scène I
6. Pasteurs, que vos accents s'unissent. - Guillaume Tell, Premier Acte, Scène II
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Disc: 2
1. Quelle sauvage harmonie. - Guillaume Tell, Deuxième Acte, Scène I
2. Quel est ce bruit?. - Guillaume Tell, Deuxième Acte, Scène I
3. Ils s'éloignent enfin. - Guillaume Tell, Deuxième Acte, Scène II
4. Sombre forêt. - Guillaume Tell, Deuxième Acte, Scène II
5. Ma présence pour vous est peut-être un outrage. - Guillaume Tell, Deuxième Acte, Scène III
6. Oui, vous l'arrachez à mon âme. - Guillaume Tell, Deuxième Acte, Scène III
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Disc: 3
1. Divertissement - Pas de Soldats. - Guillaume Tell, Troisième Acte, Scène II
2. Audacieux, incline-toi!. - Guillaume Tell, Troisième Acte, Scène III
3. Tant d'orgueil me lasse. - Guillaume Tell, Troisième Acte, Scène III
4. Rejoins ta mère, je l'ordonne. - Guillaume Tell, Troisième Acte, Scène III
5. Je te bénis en répandant des larmes. - Guillaume Tell, Troisième Acte, Scène III
6. Sois immobile, et vers la terre. - Guillaume Tell, Troisième Acte, Scène III
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Mirella Freni (DECCA) is good, but hers is not the ideal voice for the role.
J. Luis Juarez Echenique
Antonio Pappano conducts with great attention to dynamics, a wonderful sense of pacing, and he even manages to convey the sense of drama that a live performance gets.
Alan Montgomery
First, it is obviously more energetic; but, secondarily, this energy does not make for cohesion.
Esteban Molina

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By J. Luis Juarez Echenique on August 11, 2011
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Guillaume Tell is one of my favorite operas, and since there are so few recordings, when a new one appears it's definitely an event. Since 2 of the last major recordings, the Gardelli in EMI and the Muti in Philips lost money because they were 5 LP's or 4-cds expensive albums (in fact EMI told Muti that they didn't want to record his La Scala production because they didn't do well with the Gardelli), Tony Pappano must have put a lot of pressure on EMI to venture once more into the Swiss Alps.
Pappano was quite right in choosing the original French version, since Guillaume Tell is a French opera, just like Donizetti's La Favorite and Verdi's Don Carlos. The French originals are infinitely superior to the mediocre (and in the case of La Favorite, disastrous) Italian adaptations.
So how this new recording compares to the others? First of all it's very well conducted, Pappano clearly communicates how much he loves the score (how couldn't he) and keeps his large forces under tight control. His nervous, Toscanini-like fast tempi make sure that everybody is on his or her toes. He has a better overall outlook of the large canvas than Lamberto Gardelli, and he is a better and more experienced conductor than the 26 year old Riccardo Chailly, who surely was too young at the time he made the DECCA recording.
The Muti version recorded live at La Scala has long been my favourite recording.
It is also extremely well conducted by perhaps the most experienced living conductor in this score, since Muti was already conducting it at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino of 1972 with a young Eva Marton as Mathilde. Muti's direction is more patrician, expansive and magisterial than Pappano's, and perhaps a little bit more elegant too, and he has the better orchestra and chorus.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Matt B on August 17, 2011
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This is a beautiful recording... It is beautifully sung, beautifully conducted, and even beautifully recorded. Furthermore it is sung in the original French and if ever there was an opera that has its musical outline so precisely integral to the form of the French language it is Guillaume Tell. When sung in Italian translation as in the bulk of recordings something seems quite wrong. As such it is a must have for any Rossinian... but... and somehow you knew there was going to be a "but". The problem is that this recording is a virtual representation of how the opera was presented during its initial run at the Paris Opera in 1829. However, not all of the music Rossini composed was included in that initial production and there lies the main difficulty. Such was usually the case with many of the massive operas that were composed for Paris. Rarely was all of the music composed performed in any given production.

In the case of Guillaume Tell Rossini not only deleted some music (mainly the aria for Jemmy in the third act) before the opera's score was published, but also made some changes after the score was made available in print and before the premiere performance. However, while some of the changes were made on purely musical grounds, some of the modifications were made due to staging problems and circumstances surrounding the original production, one of which was the opera's excessive length. Rossini being a practical man of the theatre often did not hesitate to alter his scores. However, for a recording where problems of extreme duration or of staging are not a consideration... and given the fact that recordings of this opera in the original French version are not exactly a dime a dozen... it is a pity that such a decision was made.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Wells on September 30, 2011
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I expected -- and truly wanted -- to like this recording. But I knew it was against fierce competition. Since it was released, the old EMI set with Bacquier, Gedda and Caballe has been one of my very favourite opera recordings. This new set has some undoubted felicities, but I see it best as a supplement the the more definitive earlier recording.

First the felicities:

Antonio Pappano conducts and muscular and energetic reading of the score. The overture is nothing less that rip-snorting, and the rest of the performance follows in the same vein. Indeed, it's much more exciting than the more measured and thoughtful conducting of Lamberto Gardelli on the older set. However, this set misses the grace and gravitas of Gardelli. Compare the first act Chorus (Hymenee) and its following ballet as an example.

Gerald Finley gives a splendid performance of the title role. His French pronunciation is impeccable, and, as always, he displays comsumate intelligence and musicianship in his singing. All this is presented in one of the most beautiful baritone voices of our time. Gabriel Bacquier is both more seasoned and dramatic, but Mr. Finley wins for beauty of tone.

John Osborne presents Arnold's youth and impetuosity in bright, ringing notes. Here, as with Tell, the voice is younger and fresher than the counterpart on the Gardelli set. But Osborn hasn't a patch on the sheer stylishness of Nicolai Gedda.

Now the pain points:

I found Malin Bystrom's voice to be rough around the edges, harsh and undiscplined. Her technique simply isn't up to snuff for the florid passages. I don't know what sort of singing is appropriate for her voice, but it certainly isn't Rossini. I wouldn't want to hear her in Donizetti, Verdi or Puccini either.
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