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100 Jahre Strauss
Johann Strauss
100 Jahre Strauss
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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André Rieu's faithful legion of fans will be pleased to hear this tribute to Viennese composer and waltz king Johann Strauss. Rieu performs this music with polish and a glee that's simply infectious, even if he's a tad ina...  more »

      
   
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André Rieu's faithful legion of fans will be pleased to hear this tribute to Viennese composer and waltz king Johann Strauss. Rieu performs this music with polish and a glee that's simply infectious, even if he's a tad inaccurate. But that's OK; as his numerous appearances on public television reveal, Rieu's best at capturing the lively spirit of the music--not its subtle details. The lively Vienna Blood sets this energetic waltz disc in motion; Josef Strauss's On Holiday keeps a furious pace; and--of course--we end with a dramatic and lush reading of The Blue Danube. The Johann Strauss Orchestra performs these works with a light touch that conveys the elegance of these works nicely, though seasoned classical ears may want more drama in their music. For them, we recommend hearing Nikolaus Harnoncourt's Johann Strauss in Berlin disc. The rest of us will be perfectly happy letting Rieu reveal the glories of the Viennese waltz. --Edward Garabedian

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Breath-taking, unforgetable and very romantic, January 2001
Jennifer Shaw | Amherstburg, Ontario Canada | 01/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never heard such beautiful music until I learned of Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orcherstra! It is absolutely wonderful! I was thrilled beyond belief when I finally had the opportunity to go and see them in concert (May 2000) in Toronto. I ended up going by myself. Altogether, the trip, stay and concert ticket were a small fortune for me. The result however was unimagineable and astounding! In fact I had never been to a concert before in my life. I was saving it for the best. This was the night of all nights, for me! Not to mention that I had a terrific seat. Andre is not exactly hard to look at either! The way in which he handles his members and himself is very unique as well! His music is so uplifting and peaceful. I could listen to it all day! My wish is to see him again, soon. My dream is to go back to Europe and see him there."
100 Years of Strauss
Linda Strong | USA | 09/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first watched him perform on PBS in March, and fell in love with his music. This was the first CD I obtained of his, and I play it everyday. His music is so moving, and makes me "feel" so good. I now own 5 other CD's of his and will continue to get them, as they are available. The best music I have ever listened to."