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Romantic Moments
Nino Rota, Franz Lehar, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Romantic Moments
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
 
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Set the table, open the wine, light some candles. Slip on this disc. Let the gentle sounds of André Rieu's slippery fiddle and fur-tipped orchestra lull you with classical music's most memorable soothers, from "O Mio Babbi...  more »

      
   
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Set the table, open the wine, light some candles. Slip on this disc. Let the gentle sounds of André Rieu's slippery fiddle and fur-tipped orchestra lull you with classical music's most memorable soothers, from "O Mio Babbino Caro" and "Plasir D'Amour" to the largo from Dvorák's New World Symphony and Nino Rota's "A Time for Us," which opens and closes the collection. Lightweight stuff, yes, but ingenuously arranged and performed, and the ribbon of reverb that surrounds the orchestra will please erstwhile Mantovani fans. --Jed Distler

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Forget the hype, this is great music
David Robinson | Oakland, CA United States | 08/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Try not to think about the cheesy "Andre Rieu in Tuscany" PBS special. This is a very pleasing program of selections of great romantic melodies, beautifully arranged. Few people are going to purchase a CD of Dvorak's Rusalka just to hear "Song to the Moon" so this is the place to hear it. And it's even better on Rieu's violin than in the original vocal version. Rieu plays perfectly in tune (not always easy in the higher registers of the violin) and has exquisite phrasing that brings out the musicality of even the most over-recorded selections.

Rhieu's arrangements (with Jo Huijts) have hints of "beautiful music" (think Ray Coniff) but only hints, and the result is very tasteful. For example, the piano obligato under the strings on "O mio babbino caro" makes you wish that Puccini had thought of that.

This is a wonderful album to listen to while relaxing and would make a great gift for someone who appreciates classical music but doesn't have specific preferences."
Exhilarating!
Monika Donahue | Arizona | 02/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD contains many of my favorite tunes. I have owned it for quite a while and have bought 2 of them. I keep one CD in the bedroom to help me fall asleep and one in the living room to help me relax. It always makes me feel better after listening to it. Anybody who likes beautiful music will love it. I would recommend it to anyone. Many thanks to PBS for introducing me to Andre Rieu and his orchestra. Andre Rieu is a master on the violin and makes these famous tunes sound especially wonderful."
Andre Rieu - Romantic Moments
Carolyn Lamonaca Brown | Egg Harbor, NJ USA | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you haven't bought this CD as yet - do so now. It is truly a haunting, awesome CD. Mr. Rieu makes his violin speak. Just beautiful!"