Love in Venice

Love in Venice

by André Rieu


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Renowned as the modern-day Waltz King, André Rieu is closely associated with the traditions of Vienna and the music of his orchestra's namesake, Johann Strauss. Yet for his 2014 release on Universal, Love in Venice, Rieu pays an imaginary visit to the south, shifting the emphasis from the waltz to the barcarole and tarantella, and highlighting the popular songs and dances of Italy. Of course, it wouldn't be a Rieu album without some waltz music, which can be heard in Strauss' "Lagunenwalzer," but there's an effort to introduce a variety of pieces that create a sense of Italian atmosphere through sentimental melodies that are popular around the world. However, Rieu sometimes overshoots his intended location and performs music from Naples, as in the Neapolitan standards, "O sole mio" and "Santa Lucia," or chooses pop songs that are more generically Italian, such as "Volare" and "That's Amore." But the lush arrangements exude nostalgia for the past, if not necessarily a Venetian past, and set a romantic mood, which seems to be the main point. Rieu appears occasionally as violin soloist, and provides his familiar orchestral and choral sound with touches of local color in the use of the mandolin and concertina. While this is not a purist's musical tour of Venice, this album is aimed at a general audience that will find it appealing for its lighthearted tone and lavish treatment.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
Label: Ume
UPC: 0602537946327
catalogNumber: 002211502
Rank: 8214

Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Rieu   Primary Artist,Violin,Conductor
Johann Strauss Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Johann Strauss Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Johann Strauss   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Gioachino Rossini   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
André Rieu   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Paolo Conte   Composer
Lana Sebastian   Composer
Enrico Toselli   Composer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Paul Sebastian   Composer
Rocco Granata   Composer
Eduardo di Capua   Composer
Ward Vlasveld   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Italian Traditional   Composer
Marcello da Capua   Composer
Coen Thomas   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Frank Steijns   Composer

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