Amore AMORE is André's tribute to love, the love for music and for both of his families : the small one, his wife and children - and the big one, the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

André about Natasha's Waltz
"When my wife Marjorie was pregnant with our second baby we saw the world famous movie War and Peace. One of the main roles, played by Henry Fonda, was the very sympathetic Pierre who cannot understand why people have to make war. And suddenly both of us knew the name for our new baby: Pierre! So funnily enough, Pierre was named after Henry Fonda! And then some time ago our eldest son Marc, who is a great admirer of film scores, suggested I play the beautiful Natasha's Waltz from this movie."

André about Highland Cathedral
This year we celebrated 30 years of the Johann Strauss Orchestra. For 3 decades not only have we been making music but we've also been travelling the whole world together, like one big family. We share our thoughts and feelings, the happy as well as the sad ones.
About 16 years ago our clarinettist Manoe Koning became very ill, she had breast cancer. But her will to survive and to continue making music together with all of us gave her the courage and strength to overcome this illness. The magnificent Scottish song Highland Cathedral, in which Manoe plays the solo bagpipe, is a tribute to my orchestra and the love we all feel for one another.
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Falling in Love Is there a more beautiful feeling in life? When you fall in love your cheeks flush, your heart beats faster and your head starts spinning... but you are as happy as one can be. Like they say in Dutch: having butterflies in your belly! The wonderful thing about falling in love is it's not only another woman or man you can fall in love with. I remember very well, when my grandchildren were born, I immediately fell in love with those precious and wonderful little human beings! I wanted to hug and kiss them all the time. Whenever I look at my audience during my concerts I get the feeling that everybody is in love! People seem so happy! Not only are they singing along with all their heart but they're constantly hugging and kissing each other, forgetting all the rest of the world. And that's all due to the fantastic magical power of music!
Viva Olympia Are you also looking forward to a beautiful summer with exciting Olympic Games? It will be one big party with this new live CD from André! Whether you are going to watch the Games or not, and whichever countries and sportsmen and women may win, you will certainly be able to enjoy to the full a unique festive mood with this new party CD from André Rieu. It includes his greatest party hits: Viva Olympia, Ode to joy, Amigos para siempre, You never walk alone, Opera medley, Auld lang syne, Manha de Carnaval, Ai se eu te Pego, Brazil, Amazing Grace, Second Waltz, Radetzky march, Marina and lots more!
Magic of the Waltz Contains THE WINDSOR WALTZ! I was only five years old, when I heard a waltz for the first time. It was Johann Strauss' "The beautiful Blue Danube". My father, who was conductor of the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, played it as an encore in one of his concerts. Suddenly the atmosphere changed. Everyone in the audience started to smile. I saw the joy on people's faces. Even as a small boy I understood that this wonderful music had the power to make people happy - that it was magical. Every night, everywhere in the world I invite my audience to get up from their seats and dance with us. I can’t tell you how fantastic it is to see people from every continent waltz to our music, whether they’d be young or old. You will find every sentiment in a waltz. Happiness, joy, melancholy, and love. And last but not least, do you know that it is scientifically proven that waltzing is good for your health? So a waltz a day keeps the doctor away! Isn’t that magical?
Roman Holiday The ultimate in Italian romance! A brand new CD from André Rieu full of fabulous well-known Italian melodies. Imagine yourself transported by this wonderful Italian music to the eternal city of Rome. As we have come to expect from André, he leads us from popular opera arias like ‘Libiamo’ via a stirring waltz from the ‘Italian Capriccio’ to colourful Italian folk songs and hits such as ‘Mattinata’, ‘l’Italiano’, ‘Felicità’ and of course ‘Arrivederci Roma’.
Magic of the Violin (compilation) "When I was small, only five years old, my mother gave me a violin. From that moment I had only one dream: when I grew up I wanted to go on stage and play to lots of people. I wanted to make everyone in the world happy with my violin. I didn't care how long it took me to get there. And now my fans all over the world have made that little boy's dream come true. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! On this CD I’d like to let you hear all the different sounds a violin can make, from passionate gypsy dances to the loveliest romantic pieces and the sweetest songs."
Love in Venice LOVE IN VENICE If there’s one city in the world that perfectly suits André Rieu with its romantic atmosphere, it must surely be Venice. It was Venice that inspired him to compose the beautiful love song which provides the title track for his latest CD. LOVE IN VENICE is a CD full of new romantic tracks by André Rieu. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a gondola, gliding through one of the most enchanting cities in the world. Or enjoy the familiar hits like Volare, O sole mio, Santa Lucia, Azzurro and the wonderful, joyful holiday feeling we all get from ‘la bella Italia’. Pieces like Mama, Tiritomba, La Danza, Barcarole and the world-famous Serenade by Toselli mean you cannot miss this CD if you love romance, Italy and above all of course... André Rieu!
Magic of the Musicals (compilation) Through 20 delectable tracks André Rieu parts the curtains and brings the Musical stage to your home. There are songs from a wide range of Musicals on this album, each carefully chosen.
Rieu Royale Queen's Day (30th April) is always a special day in Amsterdam and this year there'll be even more to celebrate as Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Màxima are officially inaugurated as the new King and Queen of the Netherlands. Earlier this year Queen Beatrix delivered an official address to the nation, announcing her upcoming abdication from the throne. This will take place on Tuesday, 30th April 2013 at the Royal Palace on Dam Square, followed by the inauguration of the new King and Queen at De Nieuwe Kerk. On this festive occasion André Rieu was invited to arrange a brand new waltz medley, The Coronation Waltz - a Waltz for the King, from the King of the Waltz! The Coronation Waltz will be performed live by André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra on the Museum Square (opposite the world famous Rijksmuseum) during the King's Ball. The inauguration and festivities will be a world wide TV broadcast. The Coronation Waltz is part of a special compilation album, put together by André himself: Rieu Royale. It also contains a fresh arrangement of the Wilhelmus, the Dutch national anthem, which is a first release on cd.
In love with Maastricht A tribute to my hometown Wherever we go on stage, I feel deeply gratified looking at the happy faces in our audience. That and playing with the Johann Strauss Orchestra is what I love most about performing concerts. But there is one show I look forward to the whole year – and my orchestra feels the same way: the traditional summer night’s concert on the Vrijthof, the big square in my hometown Maastricht. The atmosphere is breathtaking. With its medieval churches and historical buildings, and its many terraces, the Vrijthof is amongst the most beautiful and homely places I know. From all over the world people come into the city of Maastricht to be part of this unforgettable show. And even when the show is long over the audience still stays on the square to talk, dance and sing the melodies we’ve just played. I love this city more than any other place in the world. And it has been a pleasure and honour to record some of the highlights and melodies that have made these Maastricht shows so special over the past decade. And at the end of the album you can hear me sing with all the power in my lungs: ‘I’m in love with Maastricht!’ Yours, André
And the Waltz goes on 'The waltz must go on’, was the wish of the nineteen-year-old (now Sir) Anthony Hopkins when he composed a waltz. Now over forty years later, his wish has come true. André Rieu has arranged his piece successfully and the world première of ‘And the Waltz goes on is’ has taken place! And it is now finally available on CD! In addition to this fantastic waltz, the album contains other waltzes by your beloved André himself. The waltz exists in every corner of the world. The Viennese waltzes are of course famous, but how about this melancholy waltz from Finland ‘Valse Triste’, the French ‘La petite Valse’? And a fabulous piece composed by André himself is the waltz ‘Dreaming of New Zealand’ – a homage to that country. As well as the breathtaking scenery, André was inspired by the New Zealanders, with their spontaneity and attitude of ‘life goes on’. This album includes two versions: one instrumental, and one sung by Hayley Westenra. We hope you enjoy listening... and waltzing!

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