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Andre Rieu in Wonderland

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster)
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Saint-Preux : Concerto pour une voix
>Leigh, Mitch : The Impossible Dream, song (from "Man of La Mancha")
>Rodgers, Richard : Cinderella Waltz, for orchestra (from "Cinderella")
>Steiner, Max [Composer] : My Own True Love (Tara's Theme from Gone With the Wind)
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20
>Churchill, Frank : Some Day My Prince Will Come (for Disney's Snow White)
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski)
>Weiss, George : What a Wonderful World
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2
>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
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Notes & Reviews:

Come away with Andre Rieu to a land of fairies, elves, princesses and knights and live happily ever after. Andre Rieu In Wonderland features enchanting melodies recorded at Efteling (in the Netherland) one of the world's most beautiful fairytale theme parks. Performed by Andre Rieu, his orchestra and choir and some fantastic soloists from the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, The International Dance Theatre, and the Berlin Folk Music Sparrows. The first Andre Rieu special where grandparents and grandchildren can share this magical event together.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: André Rieu (violin).

Recording information: André Rieu Studios B.V., Maastricht, The Netherlands; Efteling Amusement Park, The Netherlands.

"The Waltz King of Europe" has been turning out a steady stream of albums since the mid 1990s, and 2007's IN WONDERLAND, a concert recording, shows Andre Rieu's lasting charm. Accompanied by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and his 1667 Stradavarius, Rieu takes listeners into the world of fairy tales and myth, performing Strauss's "Thus Spake Zarathustra," Rodgers' "Cinderella Waltz," and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from THE WIZARD OF OZ. IN WONDERLAND appeared as a highly theatrical concert (complete with costumed characters) on public television, so fans of that program will certainly want to pick this up.



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster) :: [Opening]
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh :: Sabre Dance
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O Isis and Osiris
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Saint-Preux : Concerto pour une voix
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Leigh, Mitch : The Impossible Dream, song (from "Man of La Mancha")
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rodgers, Richard : Cinderella Waltz, for orchestra (from "Cinderella")
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Steiner, Max [Composer] : My Own True Love (Tara's Theme from Gone With the Wind)
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel :: Little Brother Dance With Me
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel :: Where Each Child Lays Down His Head
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20 :: Moderato
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Churchill, Frank : Some Day My Prince Will Come (for Disney's Snow White)
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski)
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Weiss, George : What a Wonderful World
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Bob Thiele (1922 - 1996).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2 :: Solveig's Song
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Arlen, Harold : Somewhere Over the Rainbow (for the film The Wizard of Oz)
  • Performer: André Rieu (Violin)
  • Conductor: André Rieu
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939