on July 17, 2004
MAGNIFICENT performance by Maestro Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, in an open courtyard in Cortona, Italy. Andre connects in such a warm and friendly way to each person in his audience, his Italian is SUPERB, and his new material is a special treat to behold. EXCELLENT, SUPERB, WONDERFUL Concert!
on August 29, 2004
The strange title "Andre Rieu/Various" doesn't tell you much about what is store for you, but you will quickly be caught up in the happily exciting mood and almost feel that you are there, the way the cameras filmed the event. I have never seen Andre Rieu live, but bought this DVD after a friend attended one of his recent concerts and couldn't stop talking about it. I know now why the concert affected him so deeply...I felt the same way after watching the DVD, and so did my husband. The repertoire is great, the singers are excellent and there is a special joyous involvement between the players and the audience that leaves you wanting more. (I have since both another of his DVDs and am very pleased with it as well.)
on May 13, 2004
I must admit I purchased this DVD two days after attending a live concert. And it is the best way to experience again the feelings you go through when you attend an Andre Rieu concert. You will sing, you will laugh, you will feel to dance and yes, you will even cry. I have a hard time to find the words to describe properly such a masterpiece. I highly recommend it. Images are out of this world. And the songs.... Incredible. You will discover rapidly that Andre offers you more than a concrt. It is a real party. It is a must for even the most demanding music lover.