Sodero's Band
Conducted by Cesare Sodero

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini

Edison Diamond Disc 80128-R & 80128-L Year 1913/1917 (see Turtle Talk)

The original performance:

File Name: William Tell Overture original.mp3

File size: 1982 Kb

Playing Time: 8:27

A more relaxed performance (see Turtle Talk):

File Name: William Tell Overture altenate.mp3

File size: 2252 Kb

Playing Time: 9:36

About: Ceasar Sodero, Conductor

Turtle Talk:
The "William Tell Overture" was recorded on two sides of one Edison Diamond Disc. The sides have been joined for your listening pleasure.

More recent performances of the Overture run for about twelve minutes thirty seconds. This Edison recording runs for eight minutes twenty seven seconds. Because it seemed rushed, Turtle asked the band to record a more relaxed alternate version which runs nine minutes thirty-six seconds.

Which version do you prefer?

Sodero's Band recorded the William Tell Overture for Edison in December 1913 and again in April 1917. It appears that the 1913 effort may not have been released to the public. The selection on the Jukebox was recorded in 1917.

Tech Tidbits:
"William Tell Overture" was transferred using a 3.3 mil elliptical stylus in a Stanton 500 stereo cartridge at 80 rpm on a United Audio Dual 1219 turntable.

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