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William Tell & Other Favoorite Overtures Cincinnati Pops

Fantastic Fantastic . I've listened to The Overture to Poet & Peasant since my mother introduced it to me 60 years ago. It is still on my top 10 of all time. The other 6 were also in the 5 -star group.

Great collection of work

Good price for a great collection of work, and by the way, Overture to William Tell always starts out slow, it's a 12 and a half minute Overture, not some television theme song.

Close, oh so close! But...

Face it, what you're looking for in this album is how well he does The William Tell Overture. Let me put your mind to rest: not well. The first 3 movements are, well, moving. But the 4th movement, the "Lone Ranger" theme, starts out entirely too slow. Towards the end of the movement Kunzel can no longer hold back the enormous pent-up energy and the orchestra careens in a mad dash to the finish. A BIG disappointment. Too bad too since his "Poet and Peasant" is inspired. Oh well...


Born: March 21, 1935 in New York, NY

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The most successful classical/crossover recording artist in chart history, Erich Kunzel rose to fame during his lengthy reign as the conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Educated at Dartmouth, Harvard, and Brown Universities, he studied under French conductor Pierre Montreux, later serving as his personal assistant; in 1965, Kunzel was invited by music director Max Rudolph to join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, soon taking over their Eight O'Clock Pops series. His affinity for the pops...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Feb 01, 1986

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