|If Rieu is not the most outstanding purveyor of Viennese
similar light-hearted fare, he is certainly the most popular and
well-known. There are plenty of fun pieces on this album, although, to
be just a tad pedantic, more of it is Italian and French than remotely
Viennese. But it's all fun, and it's all well-played.
|Waltz had once held so much importance in European music
circles that great waltz composers received the honorary title of
“Waltz King”. The title came with an accompanying “royal staff”, a
decorated silver baton which was passed from musician to musician.
Johann Strauss Junior, the most famous “Waltz King”, received the title
||In this breathtaking CD performed by André
Rieu, waltz music takes a very different path in sound and style. It is
not as all the other walzes that we have listened before, since
they have very special Rieu's magical touch.
collection is a must for any lover of the classics....but for waltz
enthusiasts, it is Heaven !