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Dec 5, 2009

Review: André Rieu's Wife Marjorie 'Dreams Come True'

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Our First Review of Marjorie's New Book, "Dreams Come True"
By Ineke

Two German twin fans wrote a couple of times in André's guest book about their dream to have a peek behind the scenes. Both girls were studying to play musical instruments (violin and drums) and it was their wish to join the orchestra later on. André had seen them in the audience several times, standing in front during the encores.

Marjorie had the idea to write a book about the Rieu Company behind the scenes, to share with all fans and she thought it would be great to do that through the eyes of two twin teenagers (Rebecca/Becki and Ramona/Moni). So they were invited with their parents to visit Maastricht a couple of times in 2005. The book ends with the Maastricht Concert (DVD Songs from My Heart) in 2005.

The book is written in a humorous way, often in the language of teenagers and the way they swoon over idols. They also meet Marc (almost as a white phantom) and Pierre in the castle, along with orchestra members during the rehearsals and sound checks. They have dinner with them and they drive with them in the Rieu touring car. There are flash backs to the girl's class room mates and teachers in Germany who love their adventures in Holland.

The twins were received at the castle by twins, Nicole and Monique, who appear to be the secretaries of the Rieu company! The first one welcomed them at the front door and introduced herself as Nicole, and later on "the same person" brought in the coffee, introducing herself as Monique ...Very funny!

The picture on the right is of the ladies in the orchestra having dessert after dinner (Stratiatelli ice cream was their favorite), with curlers in their hair.

By the way, the twins and their Mum noticed that André ate a lot of desserts!! Definitely worth while to buy the book!! ... Ineke

You can buy the English Version of the book on the André Rieu Website

2 comments:

Hilda said...

Ineke, thank you so much for the book review. Definetely a book I want to read and share with my friends and family.
Hilda USA

Alice said...

Can't wait to receive my English version... And the "adult twin" on the far right, that's the girl I saw standing next to Marc in the Schonbrunn DVD, am I right, Sonja?

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