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Oct 20, 2009

André Rieu in Limelight Magazine's November Issue

André Rieu in Limelight Magazine's
November 2009 Issue

Love Him or Hate Him, André Rieu Can Not Be Ignored ~ Whether you like his music or not, it's impossible not to notice the impact Rieu has had on the global music scene, but particularly in Australia.

The numbers speak for themselves really. Rieu sold out all his concerts last year and has sold tens of thousands of CDs and DVDs. The monthly classical ARIA charts have not been without a Rieu release since 2007.

Click on link below to read the full article with all the photos. Thanks Jann for another great team effort.

André Rieu in Limelight Magazine's November Issue

4 comments:

Chris T. said...

Thanks Sue & Jann!!! We appreciate your excitement that kept you up many hours to break this to us over the waves & above the equator!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this so quickly. Sue, you and Jann are amazing. André certainly is in a class by himself and his talent goes way beyond just music. I hope he never stops dreaming!
Kay

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jann for the article and Sue for posting. It was very nice to read and I feel it was exact as to how Andre is as a violinist and artist. However, I do not agree with ABC ClassicalFM. Yes, the fans love Andre's DVDs and will buy them up at a heartbeat. But, from experience when one hears the music over the radio it is the same as hearing any popular music, rock music or jazz. Radio plays the music to promote the artist as well as listening pleasure to their fans. If more radio stations WOULD play Andre's music the music itself is the selling point. The entertainment is an added factor, it is the music that grabs Andre's fans even without the showmanship. Andre is a natural showman that's a given but he doesn't need that to cover over his musical abilities and artistry. I think radio stations are afraid to promote Andre's music more because they know the vastness of gaining more fans than the popular artists. The classics will always be here and Andre gives an invigorating appeal to our listening pleasure. It does not take away the purity of classical music. The power and essence is still there in Andre's music. People are looking for what Andre has to give and that could be scary to some. I have worked for a classical arts radio station in my life and have tried to request his music to another.
My two cents only!

Martha

Sanyi said...

Yesterday I read the ABC Limelight story on Andre Rieu. The quoted attitude of one prominent Australian musician and some ABC FM audience left me puzzled. Carleen

Maley Hutchins has identified that the difference between A1 & B1 violin resonances gives rise to effectively four distinct classes of violin (beginner student = <10hz, chamber = 10 to 20Hz, orchestral = 50 to 60Hz and soloistic = 60 to 80Hz). Violinists do not sneer at others for using a violin suitable for their purpose.

There are also equally dramatic differences in the goals of various musicians and orchestras. These range from exhibitions of virtuoisic genious, recreations of Baroque music, classical orchestral and opera performance with operetta, ballroom and party music at the lighter end.

Andre Rieu has recaptured the spirit of the 100s of Salon Orchestras which worked in Paris before cinema and recordings encroached on live entertainment and killed off the salon orchestras. Andre distills the joie de vivre of party & ballroom music that leaves the guests delighted.

Every year in Kuhmo, Finland I listen to 30 to 70 live Chamber Music Concerts including Paganini and Sibelius Competition winners like Massimo Quarta, Gidon Kremer and Pekka Kuusisto. I also go to ACO concerts and Andre Rieu concerts.

Should I become snobbish and demand only to listen to Ray Chen because he is the only Australian to ever win a violin competition of the calibre of the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium 2009?

Should I now sneer at everyone alse as second rate and mediocre?

No!!!!!!!!! All kinds of music give joy to those who understand what the performance is designed to achieve.

Long live Andre Rieu!!

Alex

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