Classical phenomenon André Rieu
will release his latest album – Love in Venice on November 4, 2014. Brimming with Italian vitality and romance, Love in Venice features a selection of popular tunes performed in Rieus unique and unforgettable way.
Love in Venice CD features Italian classics such as O Sole Mio, Volare, Thats Amore and Santa Lucia; the famous Barcarole by Jacques Offenbach; the Lagoon Waltz by Johann Strauss; and the Toselli Serenade. Additionally, for the first time ever, Rieus own compositions – the title track, Bella Tarantella, and La Gondola- have been recorded and included on an album release. Two other Rieu treats, Azzurro and Mama are also included.
This years open-air concert was held in the romantic Dutch square, the Vrijthof in Maastricht, under the title “An Italian Night.” André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra captivated more than 80,000 fans from across the world taking them on a journey to Italy.
As always, spectators were in for an almost three hour treat including gondolas, world class soloists and a long list of Italian classics and Rieu favorites. Two hours and forty minutes of a musical and visual extravaganza has been edited to BluRay and DVD.
A native of Maastricht, Netherlands, André Rieu is the worlds best-selling classical musician and has brought about an international revival in classical music with his spellbinding musical extravaganzas. André owns the biggest private orchestra in the world and has sold more than 40 million albums and DVDs. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough album Strauss & Co, which launched his stratospheric rise in 1994. Since then, he has received more than 400 Platinum and 171 Gold Awards, and he has more than 1.3 million Facebook fans.
In the UK, André made chart history in 2010 when his album Forever Vienna reached No.2 in the UK Pop Charts as well as going straight in at No.1 in the Classical Charts. No other violinist has made such an impact on the charts.
Every year, André, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, chorus and international soloists travel across the world, performing about 100 concerts in front of an audience of one million people. His tours have been on Billboards Top 10 for the past ten years.
Check out the CBS Sunday Morning piece: http://www.andrerieu.com/en/news/andre-at-cbs-sunday-morning%3Fmonth%3D1%26year%3D2012