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ANDRÉ RIEU TO RELEASE LIVE OPEN-AIR CONCERT, LOVE IN MAASTRICHT, ON DVD AND HIS ALBUM, ROMANTIC MOMENTS II, ON CD MARCH 22

 

 

 

 

 

14 February 2019 (Toronto, ON) - The world-famous André Rieu is undoubtedly one of the most successful musicians of our time. With 90 concerts a year and more than 40 million albums sold, the 'King of the Waltz' has won millions of fans around the globe. His concert tours regularly rank among the Top Ten Billboard Touring Charts of the most successful shows worldwide. Now, on March 22, André Rieu will release his new DVD Love in Maastricht and his new album Romantic Moments II on CD via Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the county’s leading music company.

 

 

LOVE IN MAASTRICHT DVD:

André Rieu gives special open-air concerts each year in his home town Maastricht. Annually, tens of thousands flock from all corners of the world to attend one of the most emotional live music experiences possible, set against the beautiful backdrop of the medieval town square. Fans can now enjoy this unique concert experience in their own living rooms, as André Rieu is set to release his eagerly awaited Love in Maastricht DVD, broadcast in cinemas and on TV March 22.

 

With a record number of 13 events, André Rieu thrilled more than 150,000 fans from 80 countries on the Vrijthof square! 28 cameras captured the most memorable and emotional moments on the stage and among concertgoers over three days. Recorded live in July 2018, the DVD features thirty fantastic tracks: romantic waltzes, popular arias such as “Nessun Dorma” from Giacomo Puccini, world-famous melodies including “Granada”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, the “Snow Waltz”, and the “Radetzky March”; global hits like “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, and goosebumps-inducing interpretations of “You Raise Me Up” and “Lara’s Theme” from the famous film, Doctor Zhivago


André Rieu is unparalleled in his ability to interact with his audience from the stage and succeeds in getting everyone up on their feet with his fantastic blend of waltzes, music from movies, musicals, and the opera, and hit songs. By the time the world-famous “The Blue Danube” waltz from Johann Strauss is played, at the close, the aisles are thronged with thousands of dancing audience members.

 

Of course, viewers can look forward to a number of very special guest stars this time around as well: Los del Rio kept the great mood going at the end of the concert with their global hit “Macarena”, turning the Vrijthof into one of the largest open-air dance floors in the world, crowned by an amazing fireworks display in the night sky over Maastricht.

 

The Love in Maastricht DVD, for sale everywhere from March 22, reawakens the magic of these unique concerts. Prepare to be transported by the world-famous, romantic, and emotional melodies as well as the countless surprises and plenty of good humour. Experience André Rieu with his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, international sopranos, the Platin Tenors, and Los del Rio in a veritable fireworks display of emotions in the Netherlands’ most beautiful square! 138 min of pure entertainment!

 

 

 

André Rieu – Love in Maastricht:

 

  1. Seventy – Six Trombones
  2. Old Comrades
  3. Granada
  4. Tiritomba
  5. Nessun Dorma
  6. Snowwaltz
  7. Pie Jesu
  8. Olé Guapa
  9. You´ll Never Walk Alone
  10. Clog Dance
  11. Trompeten Echo
  12. Anton aus Tirol
  13. You Raise Me Up
  14. Lara´s Theme
  15. Poliushko Polie
  16. Kalinka
  17. Caro Name
  18. The Beautiful Blue Danube
  19. Amigos Para Siempre
  20. Radetzkymarch
  21. Strauss & Co.
  22. Libiamo
  23. Zorba´s Dance (Sirtaki)
  24. Macarena
  25. La Bamba
  26. Can´t Help Falling In Love
  27. Maastricht Anthem
  28. Maastricht, City Of Jolly Singers
  29. Adieu, Little Captain Of My Heart
  30. Marina

 

Duration: 138 min

 

 

 

 

ROMANTIC MOMENTS II CD:

 

Romantic Moments II features beautiful evergreen melodies, hits from the world’s famous movies, ballads and classical songs that have touched the hearts of millions for centuries. Romantic classics on the album range from “Strangers in the Night”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “The Way Old Friends Do” and “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” to traditional songs like “Amazing Grace” and “El cóndor pasa”, classical melodies like the “Vilja Song”, beloved waltzes like “By the Beautiful Blue Danube” as well as music from films like Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music.

 

André Rieu says: “Romance has played a very big part in my life ever since I was a child. I started playing the violin at the age of five. My mother chose it for me and she was right. For me the violin is the most romantic instrument in the world.”


André Rieu is a global superstar and musical phenomenon and a true “Maestro of the Masses” (New York Times). He also boasts over 500 Platinum Awards to his name. Each year his amazing live concerts attract more than 600,000 fans. Since André Rieu founded the Johann Strauss Orchestra (the biggest private orchestra in the world) 30 years ago, he has created a global revival of waltz music. André has sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched more than 30 No. 1 chart positions. He plays a Stradivarius from 1732.


A true romantic himself, André has been married for over 40 years and lives with his wife Marjorie in a historic castle, built in 1452 in his hometown of Maastricht/Netherlands. The couple has two sons and five grandchildren.

 

Romantic Moments II CD:

 

  1. Around the World
  2. Sunrise Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof)
  3. Strangers in the Night
  4. Sail Along Silvry Moon
  5. Evening Prayer (from Fiddler on the Roof)
  6. Gern hab ich die Frau’n geküsst (from Paganini)
  7. Dorfschwalben aus Österreich
  8. Du schwarzer Zigeuner
  9. Morning Hymn (from The Sound of Music)
  10. Red Roses for a Blue Lady
  11. El cóndor pasa
  12. Träumerei (Dreaming)
  13. The Way Old Friends Do
  14. Viljalied
  15. An der schönen blauen Donau
  16. Amazing Grace

 

 

 

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