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André Rieu - Romantic Moments


Release Date: 02/02/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 557914   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Nino RotaAntonín DvorákRichard HeubergerFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  André RieuJo HuijtsTeun RamaekersManoe Konings,   ... 
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

ROMANTIC MOMENTS is the ideal CD for a romantic dinner or glass of wine with a friend. Familiar melodies come back like old friends, and a slightly over-resonant production makes André Rieu's sound seem nostalgic, old-world and comfortable. There is nothing heavy or depressing here, and what's wrong with a little lightness every once and a while?
Many of the works are arranged by Rieu, some with orchestral accompaniments and others with just piano. The 'Wiener Lied' is particularly charming and of course the slow movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is gorgeous. This CD is more syrupy romantic than serious classical, and is therefore best listened to with someone who you find a little distracting.
ROMANTIC MOMENTS is the ideal CD for a romantic dinner or glass of wine with a friend. Familiar melodies come back like old friends, and a slightly over-resonant production makes André Rieu's sound seem nostalgic, old-world and comfortable. There is nothing heavy or depressing here, and what's wrong with a little lightness every once and a while?
Many of the works are arranged by Rieu, some with orchestral accompaniments and others with just piano. The 'Wiener Lied' is particularly charming and of course the slow movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is gorgeous. This CD is more syrupy romantic than serious classical, and is therefore best listened to with someone who you find a little distracting. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romeo and Juliet: A Time for Us "Love Theme" by Nino Rota
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Cacavas, André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
2.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
3.
Der Opernball: Im chambre séparée "Midnight Bells" by Richard Heuberger
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
4.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin), Jo Huijts (Piano)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
5.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
6.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin), Teun Ramaekers (Alto Flute)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Written: Ireland 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
7.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu 
8.
Sphären-Klänge, Op. 235 by Josef Strauss
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu 
9.
Giuditta: Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss by Franz Lehár
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
10.
Wiener Lied by André Rieu
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Based on one of Franz Schubert's German Dances. 
11.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Manoe Konings (Clarinet)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu 
12.
Serenade, Op. 6 no 1 by Enrico Toselli
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu 
13.
Martha: Letzte Rose "The last rose of summer" by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
14.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Arthur Cordewener (English Horn), André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
15.
Romeo and Juliet: A Time for Us "Love Theme" by Nino Rota
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Cacavas, André Rieu, and Jo Huijts 
16.
Plaisir d'amour by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer:  André Rieu (Violin)
Conductor:  André Rieu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra Netherlands
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1775; France 
Venue:  Wijngrachttheater, Kerkrade, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Theme From Romeo & Juliet - A Time For Us
Lied an den Mond
Opernball: Komm mit mir ins Chambre Séparée
Etude No.3 In E-Dur Opus 10 "Tristesse"
Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro (Act 1)
Londonderry Air
Violin Concerto No.3 In G-Dur K216: 2. Adagio
Sphärenklänge Opus 235
Giuditta: Meine Lippen, Sie Küssen So Heiss (Act 4)
Plaisir D'Amour
Wiener Lied
Klarinettenkonzert In A-Dur K622: 2. Adagio
Serenata
Die letzte Rose
Symphonie No.9 In E-Moll Opus 95 "Aus Der Neuen Welt": 2. Largo
Romeo And Juliet: Love Theme (Reprise)
Romeo And Juliet: Love Theme (Reprise)

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