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Mar 19, 2009

Ajax TV Interview With André Rieu

World Star Returns to AJAX Match After 15 Years

(►Watch Video Below)

(I) What is it like to be back here with AJAX?
(A) After 15 years, quite exciting. The first time I was here in the old stadium was the very first time I was ever in a stadium. I was downstairs preparing my violin, and it felt like the whole stadium was about to collapse because AJAX scored a goal. It was gigantic, ever since then I am an AJAX fan.

(I) A nice evening for AJAX as well as for you?
(A) For me too. Back then with the organizers we bought a one minute live TV spot thru the Star, and that has had an immense impact on my career. The following day we sold 200,000 CD's

(I) Do you still remember who scored the goals?
(A) As far as I can remember, I just heard it from Ivo Niehe, who made the program for me, we can say that Finidi George was responsible for my career. Which in a way is true.

(I) In your own words, could you compare your position with that of a coach. You often perform with a large orchestra. Everything has to be correct. Would you want to trade places with Marco van Basten?
(A) Now, since you put it that way. My fingers itch when I see what is happening, I am not knowledgeable at all about soccer, but what is important is, that you are the coach, and the role of a coach is to make every one play better than they thought they could, and I think I do that fairly well.

(I) What do you think of all the flags you see here in this stadium?
(A) I am extremely proud to see all of this. This is where it all began. People still come quite early just to experience the flags. That is very nice and I am proud because of that. That is why I am here tonight. We are very busy and are in the middle of producing another CD, but when Henk called me I said:"I'll be there"

(I) It is an art just to wave a little flag properly. Can you show me how to do it properly?
(A) To be honest, people always ask me if I can waltz? I cannot waltz at all. I play and the others waltz. With the little flag, I don't know, let's try it .........

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Ajax TV Interview With André Rieu

A BIG THANK YOU TO JOHN for translating what this is about for us!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks once again, John!!

Eileen

Anonymous said...

Thanks, John! You never let us down. ~Kay

Anonymous said...

thank you John for translating it for us. I know you give a tremendous amount of time to the web site, and I really appreciate it. dank u well
Adele

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