'The Merry Widow': Strauss Party: Radetzky March - William Tell Overture - Light Cavalry Overture - Grisette Can Can From 'The Merry Widow' - Aviators March - Can Can From 'Orpheus In The Underworld'
Petersburg Sleigh Ride
Gypsy Fiddles Playing
Carnival de Venice - Drinking Song - Carnival Of Venice - Estudiantina 1 - Estudiantina 2 - Over The Waves - The Bat
If Rieu is not the most outstanding purveyor of Viennese waltzes and similar light-hearted fare, he is certainly the most popular and well-known. There are plenty of fun pieces on this album, although, to be just a tad ped... more »antic, more of it is Italian and French than remotely Viennese. But it's all fun, and it's all well-played. --Sarah Bryan Miller« less
If Rieu is not the most outstanding purveyor of Viennese waltzes and similar light-hearted fare, he is certainly the most popular and well-known. There are plenty of fun pieces on this album, although, to be just a tad pedantic, more of it is Italian and French than remotely Viennese. But it's all fun, and it's all well-played. --Sarah Bryan Miller
Hank (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Grass Valley, CA. | 04/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rieu is an entertaining musician. He plays and conducts. The mix of music is easy to listen to and my wife and I found outselves waltzing to the Cd almost as soon as we played it for the first time. I first heard this Cd on PBS and just fell in love with it."
It's fun and it's genuine
Howard C. Batt | 08/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's amazing to see how stuffy some can be when they see others having fun. I'm very much surprised our German commenter (who needs to spell check the big words) would even be listening to operetta (rather than "pure" classics by Wagner and Beethoven, et al) This album represents the fun of beauty - lovely waltzes played with love and from the heart. By a "clown" violinist? Well, who doesn't love a clown when his main purpose is YOUR enjoyment? Get the album. Enjoy the music. Close your eyes and go to Vienna. And remember - it's easier for one German to be wrong than a million Viennese."
Depressed? Listen to this!
June Gilmour | Brooklyn, New York USA | 09/24/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having one of those ho-hum days just like that little round guy on the Zoloft commercial? Place this on your CD, press start, and don't fight it! You will be dancing around the living room (provided you don't fight it, just let it go!). Musically, it is a very fine piece from a very fine artist. It can totally transport you. So many of the tunes you will know from TV commercials, (Rheingold Beer) etc. It is a solid beautiful collection of tunes that can stir the soul. I know it sounds schmaltzy, but if it can make you feel better,why not try it?"
Waltzes at their best!
G. Sawaged | Canada | 12/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who can honestly say that they do not like beautiful Viennese Waltzes? No-one surely! And this album has the best of the best, played by the best. Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra have made an album that is truly spectacular, from the beautiful 'Strauss Party' which is a medley of Strauss' most beloved waltzes. One after the other the waltzes just keep coming, begging you to get up and dance. Who can resist! This is classical music at its finest, for the young, the old and the in-between. For anyone feeling in a 'down' mood, put this album on...it's guaranteed to lift your spirits."
André Rieu - The Vienna I love - Waltzes From My Heart
Lili Pearson | Pagosa Springs,, CO United States | 07/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The music is so upbeat and you are automatically in a good mood. It is a real pleasure listening to this CD and it is done frequently."