André Rieu – Love in Venice Takes Fans On A Romantic Journey. New Album will be released November 3.

André Rieu – Love in Venice Takes Fans On A Romantic Journey. New Album Will Be Released on November 3. (USA release: CD November 4, DVD and BluRay Nov 11).

[blockquote]Classical phenomenon André Rieu will release his latest album – Love in Venice – on November 4, 2014. Brimming with Italian vitality and romance, Love in Venice features a selection of popular tunes performed in Rieu’s unique and unforgettable way. Love in Venice CD features Italian classics such as “O Sole Mio,” “Volare,” “That’s Amore” and “Santa Lucia;” the famous “Barcarole” by Jacques Offenbach; the “Lagoon Waltz” by Johann Strauss; and the Toselli Serenade. Additionally, for the first time ever, Rieu’s own compositions – the title track, “Bella Tarantella,” and “La Gondola”- have been recorded and included on an album release. Two other Rieu treats, like “Azzurro” and “Mama” are also included.[/blockquote]

This year’s open-air concert was held in the romantic Dutch square, the Vrijthof in Maastricht, under the title “An Italian Night.” André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra captivated more than 80,000 fans from across the world taking them on a journey to Italy. The DVD/BluRay is testament to those unforgettable nights in July when André Rieu turned Maastricht’s main square into a Venetian ‘piazza grande’. As always, spectators were in for an almost three hour treat including gondolas, world class soloists and a long list of Italian classics and Rieu favorites. Two hours and forty minutes of a musical and visual extravaganza has been edited to BluRay and DVD.

André Rieu says, “I’m asked in almost every interview I do whether I’m a romantic. Of course I am! Venice, La Serenissima, is for me the epitome of romance. For many years, my wife and I have taken our own personal trip once a year to Italy – I’m a big fan of the Italian way of life. And so my new album is a declaration of love to Venice and the fantastic music of this country. And I hope that it will bring back the happiest of memories for you, the listener.”

A native of Maastricht, Netherlands, André Rieu is the world’s best-selling classical musician and has brought about an international revival in classical music with his spellbinding musical extravaganzas. André owns the biggest private orchestra in the world and has sold more than 40 million albums and DVDs. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough album Strauss & Co, which launched his stratospheric rise in 1994. Since then, he has received more than 400 Platinum and 171 Gold Awards, and he has more than 1.3 million Facebook fans.
In the UK, André made chart history in 2010 when his album Forever Vienna reached No.2 in the UK Pop Charts as well as going straight in at No.1 in the Classical Charts. No other violinist has made such an impact on the charts.

Every year, André, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, chorus and international soloists travel across the world, performing about 100 concerts in front of an audience of one million people. His tours have been on Billboard’s Top 10 for the past ten years.

BLU-RAY and DVD Tracklisting
2.Funiculi Funicula
3.Second Waltz
5.Non Ti Scordar De Me
6.Nessun Dorma
8.Besame Mucho
9.Vieni Sul Mar, arv_14
10.The White Horse Inn
11.O Mio Babbino Caro
12.Gold And Silver
13.Nitsch Jaka
14.Those Were The Days
15.Caro Nome
16.Intermezzo Sinfonico
18.I Belong To Me
19.The Beautiful Blue Danube
20.Ode To Joy (All Men Shall Be Brothers)
22.Strauss & Co.
23.Barcarole, arv_14
24.Storie Di Tutti I Gironi (Dromen zijn bedrog)
25.Buona Sera
26.Buona Notte Bambino
28.Maastricht Anthem, arv_09
29.Maastricht, City Of Jolly Singers
31.Adieu, Little Captain Of My Heart

CD Tracklisting
1. O sole mio
2. Volare
3. Les Gondoles à Venise
4. Bella Tarantella
5. Santa Lucia
6. Azzurro
7. Love in Venice
8. Mama
9. La Gondola
10. La Danza
11. Maria, Mari
12. Tiritomba
13. Lagunenwalzer
14. That’s Amore
15. Vieni sul Mar
16. Serenata, Toselli
17. Barcarole
18. Buona Notte Bambino