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Aug 17, 2010

New André Rieu Book "King of The Waltz" by AD

AD Book ~ Thirty Year Jubilee of André Rieu
From AD ~ Algemeen Dagblad, Dutch newspaper

What an honor to receive such a beautiful book from the AD to celebrate my 30th Anniversary on stage! I am almost embarrassed. When such a book is published about your career, it seems like you should have worked very hard for 30 years. And these past 30 years really seemed like one big party, they actually flew by. It is fantastic to perform night after night for an audience of thousands and afterwards see them happy while returning home. I cannot imagine a better life. It is something to be very grateful for.
In the first place, I like to thank my audience for the heartwarming applause received after each concert for all those 30 years. That is the greatest form of appreciation an artist can get. I like to thank the AD from the bottom of my heart, since they have been able to summarize and visualize those 30 years in such a brilliant way.
Actually I only have one purpose in life, to make as many people as possible happy with music. "May I be allowed to continue on with this for a long time" ... André Rieu
About the New Book: There are a lot of highlights from several concerts on the DVD: the Semper Opera in Leipzig (Dancing Through The Skies), a lot of waltzing from Vienna (Schönbrunn and Hofburg). Of course the book is called, 'The King of The Waltz'. Also on the DVD is, 'My Way' (Radio City Music Hall), 'Amazing Grace' with the bagpipers and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
The last part of the DVD is "Behind The Scenes" which we have never seen before!!! So that is all completely new to us. Very nice, but it is of course in Dutch without subtitles. We see Frank Steijns playing the piano, while André is rehearsing the song "Mama" with the Three Tenors. We hear why André changed the original idea of calling a new CD "Songs For My Mum" (changed to "You Raise Me Up"). We see the Dutch jet set photographer, Govert Roos taking pictures of André in his garden and orangerie. And we hear André and Pierre talk about the birth of the twins while André was performing in Australia ... Ineke
Ruud and I will start sending the books off on Thursday August 19th to those who ordered them from us. Depending on the distance as to where you live, you may expect to receive the book(s) in a couple of days /weeks ...
Click Link: TO READ THIS WEEKS NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW WITH ANDRÉ: http://harmonyparlorphotos.blogspot.com/1999_08_01_archive.html#6977673930781977896
Thank you to John and Ineke for the Translation

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ineke for finding this article &......JOHN for translating it. Wow...that was a long one.

Can't wait to receive the book...even though I will not be able to read a word of it.

JOHN & INEKE....HELP !!!

MaryAnn

Anonymous said...

Holy cats, John. You've outdone yourself with this translation. I can't imagine how long it took, but what a great job!

Al Girard

Alice said...

Make that triple Holy Cats! Geesh! Such a lonnnng article to work on! Wondered if John ever get any sleep!

Kay said...

What a wonderful newspaper article! John, you're going to need another vacation soon!! Thanks, all of you, for your hard work.

InekeHolland said...

Wow, wow, woooooow!! Dearest Sue and John, you made a fantastic article out of the newspaper pages we sent you. The CD which is in the book, contains a part "behind the scenes" of new material, never showed before. Of course it is only in Dutch, but Ruud and I are working on the subtitles (checked by John: we keep you busy, buddy!).
Love you!
Ineke.

Anonymous said...

We are all thanking John & Ineke.....but we have neglected poor Sue.....Thank you Sue...for posting this long article. You must be "bleery eyed " also !

MaryAnn

Anonymous said...

I second MaryAnn's comment.
Without Sue's artistic talents and dedication to the Parlor we'd all be scrambeling for anything André. The time and efforts she spends here is a huge effort of love and we should all be thankful she is willing to dedicate as much time as she does to the Parlor. My sincere kudos to Sunshine....
J

Anonymous said...

Oh is that my book the first one sitting on top of the pile beside Ineke? What a fantastic job translating and thank you Sue for posting. I can't wait to receive my book of treasure. Andre is the people's artist.

Martha

Anonymous said...

Ineke, thank you so much! I do hope Andre knows how much he is loved by his fans which I'm sure he does.

Martha

Mary Webster said...

I agree with every comment made, thank you all so much for your hard work.

Chris T. said...

Wonderful article! Thanks everyone! :D

Anonymous said...

I am also looking forward to receiving my book. I did not know there was a DVD with it, which I will certainly enjoy. Thanks, Ineke, and to all, who work to bring us all the latest info.

Eileen

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