100 Years of Strauss

100 Years of Strauss

by André Rieu


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100 Years of Strauss

Johann Strauss II died in 1899. Violinist and conductor André Rieu celebrates a century of the Waltz King's glorious music with this album, adding a few delightful works by other members of the Strauss family for good measure. Rieu's affectionate performances bring out the music's melodic sweetness, while the reverberant acoustic creates the ambiance of a grand ballroom. In addition to great waltzes like "The Blue Danube," "Vienna Blood," and "Tales from the Vienna Woods," Rieu and his suave-sounding band play an instrumental arrangement of the gorgeous "Nun's Chorus" from the operetta "Casanova" and a rousing Spanish March, complete with clattering castanets. "Not only does the music of Johann Strauss have the power to make people come alive," Rieu writes, "it is alive itself and probably always will be. Immortal music, in the truest sense of the words!" On 100 YEARS OF STRAUSS, this heartfelt sentiment speaks louder than words, proving that these waltzes are as fresh today as when they were composed more than a century ago.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/07/2000
Label: Philips
UPC: 0731454745628
catalogNumber: 547456
Rank: 281948

Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Rieu   Primary Artist,Violin
Hans Vandaele   Cello
Claire Delplanque   Violin
René Henket   Trumpet
Ton Janssen   Trombone
Anne Jassogne   Cello
Lin Jong   Violin
Jeroen Woudstra   Viola
Alicja Zajaczkowska   Harp
Thomasz Zochowski   Viola
Mireille Brepols   Percussion,Snare Drums
Arthur Cordewener   Oboe
Tanja Derwahl   Cello
Stéphanie Detry   Violin
Roger Diederen   Trumpet
Marc Doomen   Horn
Marcel Falize   Percussion
Jet Gelens   Violin
Ruud Merx   Trombone
Kremi Mineva   Violin
Freya Cremers   Violin
Monica Das   Violin
Klaartje Polman   Viola
Manoe Konings   Clarinet
Roland Lafosse   Double Bass
Teun Ramaekers   Flute
Jan Bercu   Violin
Nathalie Gazelle   Viola
Marius Preda   Cymbals
Margriet van Lexmond   Cello
Frank Steijns   Violin

Technical Credits

Janfred Arendsen   Engineer
Ruud Jacobs   Producer
André Rieu   Arranger
Pieter Boer   Engineer

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100 Years of Strauss 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the video ofsdoraymw@ this album and it was fabulous. I have tried all over the Swattle area but cannot find this vidoe. Can anyone help me find it or tell me where I can buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Classical Music buff - truly enjoyed this recording. Great....! Great....! A Retired Airline Pilot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like all the previous CD's and cassettes I've got, it is beautiful. He puts joy into all of his music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan from the first time I saw him on T.V. and have several of his recordings and Two vidio's. His music is so enjoyable and such a delight to watch.
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