The William Tell Overture, by Gioachino Rossini, was first premiered in 1829 for the opera William Tell. It consists of four parts; Prelude(Dawn), Storm, Ranz des vaches, and Finale(March of the Swiss Soldiers). It is intended to describe life in the Swiss Alps, and give a brief introduction to the opera's setting. The overture has been described as a symphony in four parts, but unlike a normal symphony, where the movements are separated, the overture's four parts are played without a break.
This piece looks at the four different 'movements' of the overture, and presents a visual representation for each of the different sections. In each, the unique personality of the movement is reflected in the shapes and colors used.
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