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Post  misery guts on Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:46 am

Andre Rieu - Christmas in London
Presumably coinciding with the cancelled concerts, a series of glorified repeats, meshing old stories and footage to fit various themes. This opener specified the season, and how the big orchestra are one big family etc, with some nice music clips.

Andre Rieu - Magic of Maastricht
About his Vrijthof Square gigs, how he grew up in the town, and now lives there in a special castle, which he opens to fans on the afternoons of his gigs, with his son Pierre acting as guide. He also supports a charity called "Wishing Ambulance" too.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:56 am

Andre Rieu - How It All Began
His early years in Maastricht, being a chorister and being kicked out for recklessness, meeting his wife Marjory when they were both students, forming his first outfit, the Salon Orchestra, and then founding the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987. Hopes to go on as long as he can.

Andre Rieu - World Tour
Some of the places the JSO have been to, such as Thailand and Peru. He favours monarchies over republics. He tries to tailor some material to each country (understandable, really).
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:39 am

Andre Rieu - Love in Maastricht
The last of these was about there being 13 couples working in the Orchestra, many of whom spoke of how it had brought them together. Tragically, Ruud Merx was one of those included. The Platin Tenors had some coverage too, though still no word on what happened to Thomas Greuel (even Rieu's own website suggests he is still part of the group). Carmen Monarcha being lovesick for her lover back in Sao Paulo was another way of treading this theme out for the hour. Rieu says the waltz is so romantic that it was thought scandalous, until Queen Victoria said she approved of it. The rest is history.
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Post  misery guts on Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:20 am

Andre Rieu - Home For Christmas
A bit of a mix, with an outdoor concert to a small audience, then indoors in a church. The lengthy run time covered many old seasonal favourites, with soprano sections, and the Platin Tenors, and even a ballet.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:35 am

Andre Rieu - Wedding Special
An hour on the fact that long-time soprano Mirusia Louwerse was getting married to Yani, a member of the Rieu security team, which gave an excuse for repeats of some of her songs from concerts over the years, making a pop video for a song that Andre's wife Marjorie wrote for the occasion, meeting Mirusia's Aussie parents who were coming to a Vrithjof concert for the first time, and cueing up that Carmen, one of the other divas, was also getting married (though mysteriously wasn't deemed worthy of her own show).
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Post  misery guts on Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:24 am

Andre Rieu - Making The Music
Like the previous wedding edition, this was part of a 2nd series of his Welcome to My World series. This edition looked at his 1st show in Bucharest, held in a big car park. There was some hi-jinks in the enormous nearby Palace built by notorious (and dead) dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu, the logistics of his enormous stages (supposedly making him the 2nd largest owner of steel in Europe), adding local touches to his shows such as a child choir and pan-pipes legend Georghe Zamfir.
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