It started in 2005; André Rieu gave his first concert on the Vrijthof Square in his hometown Maastricht, The Netherlands. What was intended as a one time event quickly grew into an annual tradition and a highlight of the year for his fans near and far. With the release of this luxurious limited edition 6-DVD “From Maastricht With Love – The Collection” fans can now enjoy the Maestro’s complete collection of stunning open-air shows. The box set will contain five re-released Rieu Maastricht shows + a bonus DVD with previously unreleased tracks and a view behind the scenes of “Live In Maastricht V”. International release date is July 2nd, 2012.
“These are not just any concerts… this really means a lot to me, emotionally. Maastricht is where I live: this is my city. And when you find yourself playing to your own audience, well, it really has an impact!” says André Rieu. He is not exaggerating: with over 11 hours of beautiful melodies and a wealth of guest appearances from established names like The Harlem Gospel Choir, Heino, The Mastreechter Staar, Soweto Gospel Choir and Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins “From Maastricht With Love” sure makes impact!
[quote_right]”Maastricht is where I live: this is my city. And when you find yourself playing to your own audience, well, it really has an impact!”[/quote_right]
With 145 tracks and a total length of over 675 minutes fans can expect five colourful concerts full of surprises. The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes. Performances by André Rieu’s soloists, the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir, the Hout Bay Music Project, 13-year-old musical talent Melissa Venema on the trumpet, Mary Poppins flying over the audience, 450 brass players – these are only a few of the many, many highlights.
Whether you attended one of the concerts, or you wish you did, this Deluxe Box set is a great way to relive some of the best and most memorable André Rieu moments!
“From Maastricht With Love – The Collection” comes in a luxury eight-panel quad-fold digipack complete with a glossy 12-page booklet, presented together in a two-part box.
Artist: André Rieu
Title: From Maastricht With Love – The Collection.
Disc 1: Songs From My Heart – Live In Maastricht
Disc 2: Live In Maastricht II
Disc 3: Live In Maastricht III
Disc 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Live In Maastricht IV
Disc 5: Under The Stars – Live In Maastricht V
Disc 6: Live In Maastricht V – Special Features
Length: Approx. 675 mins (concerts)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Sound / 2.0 Stereo
Language: Dutch (vol. 1-4) & English (vol. 5)
Subtitles: EN, FR, ES (vol. 1) + DE, EN, FR, NL (vol. 2, 3, 4) + DE, EN, ES, FR, NL, PT (vol. 5)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Region: 0 (Worldwide)