La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful)

La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful)

by André Rieu

CD(Canadian Import)

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La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful)

A vibrant, compelling, and riveting work. Filled with romantic elements, this enchanting collection of melodies led by violinist Andre Rieu is remarkable in musical and orchestral scope. Charming melodies are caressed by the lush harmonies of the orchestra behind Rieu, including violas, cellos, oboes, flutes, and trombones. Recorded as a project under Mercury Records, Philips Recording Group, and Sin-Drome Records, the music engages the listening audience, bringing together the highest degree of classical textures with a touch of jazz and Latin influences. Take for example the marching, percussive, and lively tune "Juliska From Budapest." Here one finds feelings of heartbreaking romance, love for one's country, and the grand tempest of the great march. "Danube Love" strikes up feelings of being on the great Danube River, traveling on one's adventurous journeys. An uplifting blend of harpsichord organs and lush orchestral colors makes "Ole Guapa" a favorite. "Ramona" is filled with tears of joy, powerful senses of happiness and endearment, and best of all, helping oneself reminisce of glad days of yore. The delightful theme "Snowwhite" brings back childhood memories, and the music is filled with the brightness of bells and chimes, and a joyous melody. "Amazing Grace" is set in an Irish, Scottish-like atmosphere, with a pinch of the American South. This recording is destined to be a classic. The material, ranging from the percussive fury of "Boléro" to the charm of Glen Miller, is a genuine celebration to behold. Listeners who truly feel the power and emotional resonance of this dynamic music will not miss being moved in every deep fiber of their souls. Don't forget the spirit of Glen Miller's "St. Louis Blues" and a special guest appearance by the spectacular Andre Sisters and their smash hit, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2004
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0731454922722
catalogNumber: 549227
Rank: 13248

Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Rieu   Primary Artist,Conductor
René Henket   Trumpet
Lin Jong   Violin,Group Member
Jan Baruschke   Violin
Mireille Brepols   Percussion,Kettle Drums
Joëlle Tonnaer   Cello
Ad Triepels   Percussion,Kettle Drums
Chaja VanCollem   Harp
André Rieu Choir   Choir, Chorus
Arthur Cordewener   English Horn,Oboe
Tanja Derwahl   Cello
Stéphanie Detry   Violin
Roger Diederen   Trumpet
Marc Doomen   Horn
Marcel Falize   Percussion,Kettle Drums
Jet Gelens   Violin
Ruud Merx   Trombone
Renate Dirix   Bassoon,Saxophone,Group Member
Freya Cremers   Violin
Monica Das   Violin
Jo Huijts   Piano
Diana Morsinkhof   Violin
Cord Peters   Violin
Klaartje Polman   Viola
Manoe Konings   Clarinet,Saxophone,Group Member
Hanneke Kuepers   Cello
Roland Lafosse   Double Bass
Teun Ramaekers   Flute
Jean Sassen   Double Bass
André Sisters   Group
Serguei Elisseev   Domra,Group Member
Mirja Heemcke   Violin
Martijntje Hermans   Viola
Frédéric Jenniges   Zither
Victor Levtchouk   Balalaika,Group Member
Karin Louis   Cello
Coriovallum Pipe Band   Track Performer
Orchestra   Track Performer
Rebecca Smit   Violin
St. Petersburg Trio   Ensemble
Margriet van Lexmond   Cello
Ivan Piskoun   Bajan
Leon van Wijk   Trombone,Accordion
Ward Vlasveld   Synthesizer
André Rieu Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frank Steijns   Violin

Technical Credits

Janfred Arendsen   Engineer
John Newton   Composer
André Rieu   Arranger,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Matthias Heitmann   Cover Photo
Manfred Baer   Art Direction
Jan-Fred Arendsen   Engineer

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La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
daphnefair More than 1 year ago
The CD is as beautiful as its name. I have never been disapointed with Rieu.
Sikki More than 1 year ago
Love the CD. So many enjoyable songs on this track. I love "Bolero." I love the Greek music also-makes you want to dance! So glad I finally found it at Barnes & Noble. Thank You! Sikki :-)