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Andre Rieu's Music
Concert: The Homecoming (2)
The Homecoming (2)
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concert by Andre Rieu.
Songs included in this
video clip (Part 2 of The Homecoming) are: Heut ist der SchÖnste Tag,
Concierto de Aranjuez, Swinging bells of Limburg, and Memory.
Andre Rieu returns to his Dutch home town of Maastricht for a
performance in Vrijthof Square. Included: a light show; and a guest appearance
by the Platinum Tenors.
André Rieu is a Dutch violinist virtuoso and conductor of the Johann
Strauss Orchestra. He was born in Maastricht, Holland in 1950 into a
very musical family. His father was a conductor, and most of his
brothers and sisters are professional musicians.
To overcome shyness onstage during his early career, and to remove the
emotional distance between himself and his audience, he adopted the
example of Johann Strauss, who would create a festive atmosphere at
his performances and encourage his audiences to enjoy the music by
getting out of their seats and waltzing in the aisles. This was well
received, and Rieu assembled a group of local Dutch musicians,
creating the Johann Strauss Orchestra.