Johann Strauss Orchestra & Rossini & J. Strauss & Lehar & Dostal & Offenbach & Massenet & Waldteufel & Eilenberg & Andre Rieu : The Vienna I Love
His energy and joy are irresistible; these romantic, effervescent performances will light up your life. This 1997 release reached #1 on the Billboard classical chart and enchanted public television audiences. Rieu leads his Johann Strauss Orchestra in waltzes, dances and medleys by Strauss, Rossini, Lehar, Offenbach, Waldteufel and more.
If Rieu is not the most outstanding purveyor of Viennese waltzes and similar light-hearted fare, he is certainly the most popular and well-known. There are plenty of fun pieces on this album, although, to be just a tad pedantic, more of it is Italian and French than remotely Viennese. But it's all fun, and it's all well-played. --Sarah Bryan Miller
1. [4:19] Les Patineurs
2. [3:11] Medley: Strauss Party
3. [2:34] Veleta
4. [5:32] Petersburger Schlittenfahrt
5. [5:45] Wolgalied
6. [4:08] Agyptischer Marsch
7. [3:48] Hör' Ich Zimbalklänge
8. [3:39] Barcarole
9. [8:22] Kaiserwalzer Opus 437
10. [2:42] Annenpolka Op. 117
11. [5:14] Thais: Meditation
12. [6:46] Morgenblätter
13. [4:33] Medley: Carnaval De Venise
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