Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

by André Rieu


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Home for the Holidays

André Rieu is simply the most commercially successful classical musician in history. The charismatic violinist and conductor (he conducts the orchestra with great energy, verve, and visual effect using his 1732 Stradivarius) has sold more than 30 million albums, and his tours consistently gross at pop superstar levels. His 2011 world tour was massive in scope, and the stage came complete with a replica of the Viennese Schönbrunn Palace, several fountains, and two ice skating rinks, making it the biggest stage to date in the world. For this holiday set, which was recorded and filmed on a massive winter wonderland stage in Rieu's hometown of Maastricht, Holland, Rieu delivers (along with his Johann Strauss Orchestra) a two-hour Christmas spectacular. Ever the entrepreneur, Rieu has released the show on CD, as a two-hour DVD concert, and edited, as a one-hour television special. Among the highlights nestled in among versions of "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Silver Bells," and "White Christmas" is a new Rieu composition, "December Lights," one of the highlights of this fun and festive set.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602537096275
catalogNumber: 001740802
Rank: 8404

Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Rieu   Primary Artist,Conductor
René Henket   Trumpet
Lin Jong   Recorder
Nathalie Bolle   Flute,Piccolo
Mireille Brepols   Percussion,Timpani
Joëlle Tonnaer   Cello
Arthur Cordewener   Oboe
Tanja Derwahl   Cello
Stéphanie Detry   Organ,Piano
Roger Diederen   Trumpet
Marcel Falize   Percussion,Timpani
Jet Gelens   Violin
Ruud Merx   Trombone
Kremi Mineva   Violin
Pierre Colen   Viola
Freya Cremers   Violin
Linda Custers   Viola
Boris Goldenblank   Violin
Karin Hinze   Cello
Ton Maessen   Tuba (Bass)
Els Mercken   Violin
Diana Morsinkhof   Violin
Klaartje Polman   Viola
Manoe Konings   Recorder
Roland Lafosse   Double Bass
Teun Ramaekers   Recorder
Jean Sassen   Double Bass
Carla Maffioletti   Guitar
Sophie Gabriëls   Violin
Karin Haine   Vocals
Sanne Mestrom   Bassoon,Saxophone
Glenn Falize   Percussion,Timpani
Nadejda Diakoff   Viola
Kalki Schrijvers   Vocals
Mirusia Louwerse   Vocals
Vincenzo Viola   Violin
Lara Meuleman   Violin
Agnes Walter   Violin
Franco Vulcano   Double Bass
Margriet van Lexmond   Cello
Leon van Wijk   Trombone
Ward Vlasveld   Recorder
Hanneke Roggen   Cello
Noël Perdaens   Horn
Nicolle Steins   Vocals
Jennifer Kowalski   Violin
Judith Luesink   Vocals
Frank Steijns   Violin
Dennis Close   Trombone
Mastreechter Staar   Choir, Chorus
Platin Tenors   Vocal Ensemble
Gosia Loboda   Violin
Cord Meyer   Violin
Marieke Schoenmakers   Harp
Lana Popchuk   Viola
Jennifer De Keersmaecker   Violin
Anna Reker   Vocals
Virgenie Henket   Vocals
Sander Simons   Percussion,Timpani
Kimmy Skota   Vocals
Giedre Mundinaite   Violin
Liset Pennings   Flute,Piccolo
Linda Leccese   Violin
Sjamaes Children's Choir   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
André Rieu   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Text
Howard Blake   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Text
Traditional   Composer
Ward Vlasveld   Engineer
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Philips Brooks   Text
Coen Thomas   Engineer
Frank Steijns   Arranger,Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer

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