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The Abraxas String Quartet made quite an impression at this year's Chelsea Flower Show when they took on a Rossini classic.
Rossini's overture from William Tell is synonymous with horses, thanks to The Lone Ranger. But that doesn't mean the musicians have to get in on the act too, does it?
Booked to play at the Chelsea Flower Show for a rocking horse manufacturer, the Abraxas String Quartet decided to make their interpretation of the classic piece a little more true-to-life: