Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 7

Azzurro, Volare, That’s Amore, O sole mio… many of the songs on the new album are about longing… Exactly, and about romanticism. The song “La Gondola”, for example, is very melancholic. In every Johann Strauss waltz, you can find joy, love and sadness, like in the Lagoon Waltz, for example. The same goes for literature. […]

Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 6

Where does this love of Italy come from, that so many Northern Europeans have? It has to do with the sun and love. Marjorie and I both love the country and are big fans of the Italian way of life. Marjorie speaks perfect Italian and we go there privately once a year for a week. […]

Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 5

There’s no love without heartbreak. Can heartache also be found in your music? I think that love and sadness belong together, just like sadness and joy. I don’t think that love could exist without heartache. They belong together. When I love a person, I love them 100 percent. But heartache can also be found in […]

Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 4

Could you ever imagine playing a different instrument, not the violin? My father was a conductor and gave me my first violin at age five. Right away, I felt that this instrument was like a voice. You can feel its vibration as you play. A piano is a fantastic instrument, but there’s no direct contact […]

Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 3

What role does composing play in your life? Mozart composed with his left hand and simultaneously played billiards, drank and made love with the right. That’s not how it works for me. It’s not easy to find time for it because I’m often on stage and we constantly travel. I compose together with my first […]

Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 2

What is special about the song “Love In Venice”? I usually play a Stradivarius, but I was looking for a violin with a different sound for “Love In Venice”. It should be softer, more loving. I tried a lot of violins and found a beautiful, very gentle one that suited the piece perfectly. .

Andre Rieu Q and A – no. 1

Hi Australia, I would like to share with you a very special Q&A about my new album Love In Venice! I will be posting these regularly over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! Mr Rieu, What would you do if you had one night in Venice? What would I do… I think everything that’s romantic. Ride a gondola, […]

Love In Venice – Coming Soon!

My dear Australian fans, During the last few weeks my orchestra and I have been recording our new album, ‘Love in Venice’. When Marjorie and I met as students we spoke a lot about Italy, how we loved its music, and the Italian way of life. Once a year Marjorie and I spend some time […]

Andre Rieu Gala – Live in Amsterdam

Directly from the capital of his home country, from Amsterdam in The Netherlands, comes a recreation of the legendary palace of Schönbrunn for a concert of Viennese favourites, waltzes, polkas, and music with a distinctly Dutch flavor. This DVD was only released as a standalone item in The Netherlands, and is now being released in […]