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Jul 12, 2002

Here's Your Chance To Pick The Songs on Andre's New DVD!!

Here's Your Chance To Speak Up!!
Hi to all Andre's Fans,
I have recieved a letter from a gentleman at Denon Records that I have been writing with and he has some very exciting news.
Here is what he wrote me ...

"We are planning to release an André Rieu Greatest Hits DVD!!! We just received Andre's blessing. I was wondering if you would like to have some fun with this and offer readers of your site a chance to choose their favorite André DVD moments. Just have your fans email their favorite DVD moments from any André DVD – then we will calculate the top 15 or so, and make a Greatest Hits to release in 2009! This could be fun."
I have made this page for all of you to write here what yours would be ~ YOU will be a part of deciding what DVD moments will be on his Greatist Hits DVD!! Just write your favorite in comments and I will cut and past them and send them on to the man at Denon Records!! I have already put mine in there. This is the first chance we've had, so lets show Denon that we are Enthusiastic in Promoting and Helping André!!! They are also taking votes on the Denon Site, let's show them we can get more votes from our fans! This is for ALL fans, not just American Fans! 
Be sure you name not just your favorite piece, but from what DVD it is on! Again ~ Let's ALL of us show how enthusiastic we are about this so André will see. :) 
You can pick ONE and only ONE DVD Selection and it must be from a Denon DVD! When you choose your selection, and what DVD it is on, check and make sure that DVD is made by Denon. You can either look on your DVD, or here's the link to the full Denon Catalog:
http://www.denonclassics.com/sites/denon/dcDetails/Andre_Catalog.pdf 
If you have a problem writing it in the comment section here, you can email it to me at: luvberry@charter.net and I will forward it to Denon with all the others. START VOTING!!! :)
For those of you wondering, Meditation does NOT qualify, it must be a Denon DVD.

52 comments:

Sue said...

I didn't have to even think about this one ~ My favrite DVD piece is Toselli Serenade on the DVD "The Homecoming!" :)

Anonymous said...

I read this quickly.
Can we only list one?
I like Toselli Serenade very much, too. But I think it might be between 3rd and 5th on my list.
Great idea!!!

Laurie

Sue said...

Yes ~ You have to pick just one, the one that would be your very favorite. And be sure that you add which DVD you like it best on!

Anonymous said...

Guess my question was kind of dumb. If they get the large response we hope for, they would have a heck of a time tabulating the top 15, though some contests let you choose more than one.
This is going to be hard. I have so many favorites.
Fun though!

Laurie

Anonymous said...

I want to have one of Carmen's songs as my favorite, but I must say "How The West Was Won" from the Tuscany DVD. That was the first time I had heard Carla, and her voice just soars on that song. She's simply amazing.

That said, there are so many other wonderful songs on my DVD collection that I'd like to see included.

Al Girard

Sue said...

It's HARD to pick just one isn't it!?! Imagine how hard it's going to be for Denon when they have to choose which ones though! And then they have to hope they pick the right ones, and it sells good! :)

Anonymous said...

It's nearly impossible to pick just one when I love so many DVD moments. But if I have to choose one, it would be Wolgalied from Live in Vienna. His face says it all.

Kay

Anonymous said...

Gosh Sue, I have so many favorites! But I think I would have to say "Meditation", but it is on the VHS "The Vienna I Love". Does that count or do I have to choose one from a DVD? I don't think it is on any DVD that I have. Please let me know.
Eileen

Anonymous said...

I would have to say Wolgalied from Live in Vienna.

Sue said...

Whoever voted Wolgalied from Live in Vienna ~ you forgot to put your name. We have to have a name to send in with each vote. Just your first name is fine. :)

It's starting off good, I've been getting votes in email too. I really hope we can show André that his fans want to be a part of this!

Sue said...

Eileen,

I will email him and ask him to be sure, but I think the term DVD is loose on this. I am sure that it is any of Andre's video recordings.
I will check to be sure though.
I know someone else that Meditation is her favorite! :)

Anonymous said...

This is tough. I have to make a hard choice between several and I like the ones already named. However, I think I will pick as my
very favorite "Concierto de Aranjuez" from the DVD "The Homecoming".

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Oh PLEASE!!!! How cruel to allow us only one! Well, I like all the ones listed so far, and have many other favorites as well; but, one classic that I would hate to see missing from this collection would be Vienna Blood, from New Year's in Vienna! It's one of the first pieces that made me tumble head-over-heels, with head still spinning, into this Andre realm. ~ Chris T.

Anonymous said...

(Chris T. continued...) Also known as Wiener Blut

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, I almost chose Vienna Blood, too. It's right up there along with Voices of Spring, the first thing I ever heard him play at a live concert and I was in total awe! Oh well, I have already chosen, so I will not start thinking of all the rest of the pieces that are so wonderful!
Eileen

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is nearly impossible to choose just one, however I just love the Bach "Air" - Track #6 on the "Dreaming" DVD. It is so perfectly beautiful for the eyes and ears and the soul. As André says in his introduction, it captures a moment of peace, love, and goodness with the music they must be playing in heaven.

So now I'll sign this so my vote will count! :-)

Joan / Chicago IL

Alice said...

I hate it when we have to pick just one, but THE ONE has to be Toselli's Serenade in The Homecoming because that's the one that made me jump out from my bedroom to see who's playing on PBS, and soon helped me discover that André is THE ONE we've been listening to for the past 18 years.

3 Votes here please:
Alice + Dad: Toselli's Serenade in Homecoming
Mom: Titanic in Schonbrunn DVD

Alice said...

Oops! Sorry, Sue, you need names..right..

Dad is Charlie
Mom is Wai Ying

p.s. Don't get it wrong, Mom likes Toselli's Serenade very much too, but she also voted Titanic so I gave you something different.

Anonymous said...

I'm tryin' really hard not to put in more "unofficial" votes - or "suggestions", tryin' really, really hard..... ;-) ~Chris T.

Anonymous said...

Oooo, I'm very grateful to all those who have already nominated 'Toselli Serenade' - that makes it much easier for me ... My vote is for 'The Last Rose' (Instrumental Version) as in DVD 'Live in Dublin'. What a wonderful DVD this will be !!

Helen, Australia

Jann T. said...

I agree, there are lots of beautiful songs to choose from and it's really difficult to isolate one only when you want to list several, but one thing I love about André's concerts is the humour. Based on that I'm voting for ~
FEAST OF FIRE from the Schönbrunn DVD

Anonymous said...

This is really hard. I can pick six to eight from each DVD. For balance, I do hope that Andre and Denon will include some fun ones too, such as my husband's favorite "Circus Renz" from 'Sylvester in Wein' though his very favorite tour concert number was the duel between Frank and Marcel playing Circus Renz and that is not on any DVD. "Swinging Bells of Limburg" from 'Songs from my Heart'-'Homecoming' is another fun one. Mine will be one of the more melodic ones and I'll narrow it down, soon.
Laurie

Betty said...

My choice is The Gadfly from the dvd Dreaming. I have many other favorites, but that it the first one I think of when I have to choose. Betty

Anonymous said...

It is so hard to choose just one, I'll have to pick, ADALGIO FROM VIOLIN CONCERTO NR.3, from ROMANTIC MOMENTS,

Chris P.

Sue said...

I'm so happy how well this is going, I have gotten a lot of your votes in email and am saving them in a special "Denon" folder to send with all the votes on here.

I have written to ask about
"Meditation" and if it can be nominated being as it was VHS and no DVD. I will let you know as soon as I hear from them.

Sue :)

babbie said...

I also love Gadfly. I woke from a 9 day coma with this on TV in my ICU. It brought me back to the real world.

Cathy said...

I also love all of the choices nominated but those of you who have the Silverster Punsch DVD the segment with Bond "Victory" must be added to the list. Andre is just in heaven!!!

It will add a lighter scene for the Greatest Hits DVD.

Cathy Camarda from Boston

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just to choose one is very hard. I would have to say "My Way" from the Live at Radio City New York would be one that may not be on everyone's list. But it was beautifully done by Andre'! To watch the audience expressions throughout this solo was breathtaking, i.e., Nick Clooney in tears listening to Andre' play was worth the purchase of the DVD. Did you attend this concert, Sue? Just curious. NAN

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue this is great! FYI -"Meditation" is on Andre's "100 Most Beautiful Melodies" 6 box cd on disc #3........

My choice for Denon is from "Wonderland" George Gershwin's Porgy Bess "I Got Plenty Of Nuttin".

Martha

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue again, I looked on Denon's site but I didn't see where there was a link to voting unless I misread something or is there another link that you know of?

Martha

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, "Meditation is also on the "Masterpiece" CD and is my all time favorite. I would love to see him play this at this point in his life because he played it at the Carre in Amsterdam in 1995(?)
Love,
Jeanine Ann

Sue said...

I know when he wrote to me it was "Fresh News", they had just gotten Andre's blessing he said to do it ... so they may not have it up on their website yet. You can see in the part I posted that he wrote to me though, that they said he was going to.

I still don't know about Meditation. I wrote to him yesterday asking about it being as it's on VHS, but haven't heard back from him. This is going to be The Greatest Hits DVD, so the choices have to be from a DVD, not a CD. Hopefully he will write soon and let me know about the VHS of Meditation. Be sure when you vote, you add which DVD your choice is on!

I'm glad to see everyone voting and I get more votes all the time in email too. It will be fun to see what the top ones will be with just our voting too! ~ Sue :)

Anonymous said...

I'm still deciding. Do you have a deadline, Sue?
My husband made his selection - Ode to Joy (All Men Shall Be Brothers).
Someone made the comment that they need more than just a pretty medody re a CD number, but one that will show well on the DVD. One of my friends suggested Komm Zigany and that is up there on my list, too. (From Live in Vienna and I think other DVDs, also.)
So many choices!!!

Laurie

Sue said...

There's no deadline yet Laurie, this is in the new stages for the DVD to be released in 2009. So we all have time to come up with our favorite. I'm sure he will let us know when the votes have to be in. They have to choose and everything from all the votes they get before the DVD can be made though.

I got your vote for Noel's Ode to Joy/Live in Dublin. I love that too! André is SO intense conducting that!!

So ~ how's the Dart thing working out Laurie? ;-)

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to choose just one, Sue.
However, I've decided as it hasn't come up yet, to choose the 'Opera Potpourri' which is No.8 on my D.V.D. 'Romantic Paradise'.
I believe that is the same as the Denon version of 'Live in Tuscany'.
I love the italian audience's participation, Andre's obvious pleasure, and the stirring entrance of those talented flag wavers the Gruppo Storico di Teriezi di Cortona . Then the rousing finale with the magnificent sound of those Egyptian trumpets playing 'The Triumphal March from 'Aida' while the flags are being twirled, sends shivers down my spine!!!!
That's probably W-A-Y more info. than you wanted but found I needed to rave on about it!!!
Cheers
Bernadette

Sue said...

I have heard from Denon and he said, "I am sorry to say that the repertoire must only come from DENON projects. The Vienna I Love is a Universal release and will not be eligible for our greatest hits DVD.

So that is the answer to Meditation, it does not qualify and when you pick your favorite DVD selection, make sure it is a Denon DVD and not Universal.
I will add the link on the main page of this to all of Andre's DVD's with Denon.

Margaret S said...

Tha's a Rieu-lly hard one but I choose
André Sisters from Live at Albert Hall

andrrerieu fan said...

I would love song to the moon ON THE CD.IT IS SO PRETTY. IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES BESIDES THE SONGS THAT THE THREE ANGELS( CARLA,SUZAN AND CARMEN)SING.CONSTANCE

Anonymous said...

I choose "Don't Cry For Me Argentina." It's one of my favorite songs and Suzan sings it beautifully. It can be found on Denon DVD, Andre Rieu Radio City Music Hall, Live in New York.........Doris

Anonymous said...

Yes it is so hard to just pick one, however the one I like is "Comm Zigany" from New Year's in Vienna. You can just look at Andre's face while he is playing and know that it is coming from his heart. It is also spelled "Komm Zigany" sometimes, but on the DVD it is spelled with a C.

Doris

Cathy said...

I guess I have to change my vote.

I will go with "Marina" from Denon Tuscany DVD. I would like to have something light and fun in the Top 15. I just love it when Andre is bopping around and everyone is dancing in front of the stage!

Cathy from Boston

Anonymous said...

I would like to choose Where each child lays down his head. This is from the In Wonderland DVD. Carla and Carmen are so intense in this.

Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Since you have told us that "Meditation" does not qualify because it is not on Denon, I have been trying to come up with another choice. After changing my mind many times I will settle on "You Are My Heart's Delight" from La Vie Est Belle. I especially like it on Live in Vienna with the Platin Tenors singing it, but that is not Denon.
Thanks, Eileen

Sue said...

Hi Eileen,

You said you liked your song on "Live In Vienna", but that it wasn't by Denon ... it IS by Denon if you want that to be your choice.

Sue :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Yes, make that my choice. Thanks.
Eileen

Sue said...

I've been getting a lot of votes in email too and I am keeping them on file to send on to Denon!

I wanted to let you know on here that Denon will be releasing "Live In Vienna" in September. So if you have a selection that you like on that DVD, you can now choose it as it will be a Denon release too!

Keep Voting!! We need a lot of them to send in! ~ Sue :)

ConstanceReynolds said...

I WOULD LIKE SLUMBER MY DARLING SUNG BY SUZAN ERENS. WHEN SHE SINGS THAT IT PUTS ME TO SLEEP. THERE IS SOMETNING ABOUT HER VOICE THAT I LOVE. IT IS SOFT AND SWEET AND LOW. CONSTANCE

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sue,
It is really hard to choose - but I take the "Wolgalied" from "live in Vienna".
Cheers from Germany
Astrid

Anonymous said...

Hi Ssue

My favorite is "the Nun's choir" on the New York DVD

John

Anonymous said...

Sorry I did'nt sign my name first time around. I'll still say Wolgalied from Live in Vienne

SANDY

Anonymous said...

It is very hard to decide on only one song, because there are so many I love to hear Andre play. The Last Rose of Summer on Romantic Moments DVD is one of my favorites.

Bobbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Claude and I have chosen the same song.

"Concierto de Aranjuez" from the Homecoming DVD.
Karen Noël
Claude Noël

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