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The Christmas I Love
Andre Rieu, Johann Strauss Orchestra
The Christmas I Love
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Andre Rieu, Johann Strauss Orchestra
Title: The Christmas I Love
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Philips
Original Release Date: 10/21/1997
Release Date: 10/21/1997
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Xmas I Love
UPC: 731453610422

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Wonderful; marvellous
Pierre Hébert | Sainte-Foy ,(Quebec) Canada | 09/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Andre Rieu proves again he is the best of the best! I bought this CD in october 1997, a few weeks before Andre's concert In Quebec city. In this CD, you'll find all the classics of Christmas. They are well played because Andre and his orchestra know how to bring us the atmosphere of Christmas. The desing of the CD is well done. If you,re looking for good music, please try this CD You'll enjoy it. If you have the occasion to see his Christmas concert on TV, watch it. It's very beautiful.This his not the first CD made by Andre. In 1992, he released "Spielt Die Schonten Weihnachtslieder"."
A Christmas Collection That Is Just Plain Fun
Timothy Kearney | Hull, MA United States | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes I think the only person who is happy that Public television is financially challenged, other that certain legislators who believe that it is too liberal and the culmination of all that is evil, is Andre Rieu. Now don't get me wrong, this happy Dutch musician who models himself after Johan Straus is not a cruel or vindictive person. At least from what I can tell he's not, but let's face it. If PBS did not have financial woes, Andre Rieu, one of its favorite stars, would not have received the exposure he has, and his sales in the United States would probably be next to nothing. Of course for anyone who has ever seen one of his extravaganzas, we would be missing something enjoyable. He's musically sound and he knows how to entertain, and quiet frankly, though some classical purists may cringe at his name, I don't believe the composers whose music he uses are rolling in their graves because it's become popular once again.

Of all his concerts and CDs, I enjoy THE CHRISTMAS I LOVE the most. The jitterbug version of "Jingle Bells" shows that an old tune can produce new tricks. His arrangement of "The Holy City" (a.k.a. "Jerusalem") is almost as moving as when it is performed with a vocalist. The recording has a number of medleys that include favorites from all over Europe show how Christmas has such an international flair. For me, however, this album provides true variety. Many of the carols are not familiar to Americans, so we hear something different yet also authentic to the holiday season.

I'm surprised that there have not been other Rieu Christmas discs. He's an original musician and a consummate showman, so I'm sure there's more he could do with holiday music, but maybe he knows he has a classic with this collection and it will stand the test of time.
Timothy Kearney | 08/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another wonderful Andre Rieu CD. All the Rieu recordings and videos are a breath of fresh air - a joy to the soul."