Interview With André and Marjorie on "De klassieken"
(A Classical Radio Station in the Netherlands)
This is mostly for those who understand Dutch as the interview is all in Dutch, but for those who do not, a lot of it is still interesting just to watch and listen to ...
June 22, 2010: The first part of the interview was rather difficult and reserved. "De klassieken" is a classical radio program of what André calls "the puritan elite". They are his critics, so he went right into the lion's den!
In the first part Maartje (who is the interviewer) asked critical questions and why he was playing for instance (something terrible as) a lullaby (Tula Tula). But going on she melted a bit. (of course!)
I liked the third part most with Marjorie. She told that she takes courses abroad when André is on tour. She registers under her maiden name and nobody knows that she is Mrs. Rieu. That makes it so she is not treated differently and that is what she likes. I liked her music choice, "Pantomime from Grétry", which is on André's repertoire.
Other parts of the interview that we did not know ... In his twenties André felt depressed. He did not like the conservatory lessons and felt horrible. The love of Marjorie rescued him. The family was not content with his choice (later on they accepted her, she said).They married and ran away for a honeymoon on the beaches of Tunesia. André fled from the music lessons without leaving a note! (perhaps that could be the three weeks of belated puberty he talks about with Marjorie). Afterwards he returned and finished his studies. ~ Ineke ... Click on link to watch and listen to it: ►http://player.omroep.nl/?aflid=11277905