【專輯樂手】：Andre Rieu & the Johann Strauss Orchestra (安德烈·瑞歐及約翰·施特勞斯樂團)
【發行日期】：Nov. 13 2015
【專輯風格】：opera / violin / orchestra
當代荷蘭輕音樂大師，有二十世紀舞曲大王美譽的荷蘭小提琴家Andre Rieu，在二十多年前自組仿舞曲大王斯特勞斯式樂隊，在歐洲巡回演出大受歡迎，再次掀起欣賞維也納輕音樂的熱潮，和斯特勞斯家族成員一樣，他亦是多才多藝的音樂家，除拉得一手好小提琴外，亦擅作曲、編曲和領導樂隊演出，採用了斯特勞斯樂隊的演出方式，自己邊拉小提琴邊指揮樂隊。這張新專輯“羅馬假期”在2015年11月13號出版 - 致敬永恆之城羅馬。他帶領我們通過華爾茲的'意大利隨想曲'到流行的歌劇詠唱'Libiamo'，從意大利導演莫里.康內電影原聲配樂，以致豐富多彩的意大利民歌，如名曲‘Mattinata’, ‘l’Italiano’, ‘Felicità’ 和當然的‘Arrivederci Roma’等等。在德國，瑞士，奧地利，荷蘭和丹麥，專輯將會以'Arrivederci Roma'出版，在法國被稱為'Romance italienne'，世界的其餘部分則以'Roman Holiday羅馬假日'為名稱。
André Rieu released the new album "Arrivederci Roma" on November 13, 2015 - a tribute to the eternal city. In Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Denmark, the CD will be released under the title "Arrivederci Roma". In France, called the panel "Romance italienne", the rest of the world "Roman Holiday". André Rieu shows how versatile the footsteps of Italy in Arts are. Every single song interprets the Johann Strauss Orchestra in his own way. Imagine yourself transported by this wonderful Italian music to the eternal city of Rome. As we have come to expect from André, he leads us from popular opera arias like ‘Libiamo’ via a stirring waltz from the ‘Italian Capriccio’ to colourful Italian folk songs and hits such as ‘Mattinata’, ‘l’Italiano’, ‘Felicità’ and of course ‘Arrivederci Roma’. André Rieu dedicates himself to the most beautiful and popular Italian melodies, interpreting them in his very own way. Just like Strauss himself, who preferred to perform in public parks rather than the salons of high society, Rieu stands in the centre of the stage at his concerts, amidst extravagant sets and a huge ensemble of musicians and chorus.
Also like Strauss, Rieu conducts his orchestra with his violin bow and breaks the dusty rules of classical music by making jokes, telling stories, and occasionally even adding a dash of slapstick comedy. All the while, the audience clap enthusiastically in the aisles, sing, hum and dance. "I try to have fun on stage and also involve the audience", he says. "I think that classical music has lost its contact with the people. I'm happy when I play for the crowd and can be with them. That's what I do, and I simply love it!"
The album opens with a haunting melody. The Australian-Dutch singer Mirusia Louwerse who has previously collaborated with André Rieu, sings with The Platinum Tenors this song written by André Rieu and Frank Steijns with a text his wife Marjorie Rieu. In music video for the piece of orchestral conductor Mirusia Louwerse may accompany the bride's father to the altar.
Strong winds passages drawing the piece by Tchaikovsky, in which the composer processed Italian melodies. Not without reason it has Rieu placed at the beginning of the CD, it announces yet worthy of what still may come on the album.
The third song on the album is the movie "The Mission" and borrowed comes from the soundtrack. This was created by the well-known for his spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone. The gentle and quiet melody invites you to dream.
Next, the receiver expects a melody, the most of Al Bano and Romina Power will be aware. Strongly accented with a harpsichord and a widely projecting midsection presents André Rieu his version of the Italo-Schlagers "Felicità"
"La Traviata (Ouverture)"
Tragic fluent kidnapped us the Johann Strauss Orchestra in the opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The almost pleading strings take us into the stage work to the side of the main character - the courtesan Violetta.
Relaxing on the other hand acts "La Solitudine". The sounds of a grand piano rippling almost casually on a wall of sound in the strings go. Towards the end of the song gets almost imperceptibly increasing volume and built up the phone to exit him gently.
This song has its original in the Puccini opera "Madame Butterfly". Accompanied by flute is almost imperceptible, a women's choir to hear, could also sing in the small chapel of a huge Roman cathedral.
In this song, we encounter a macho gigolo. The orchestra is here at the tune of the Italy-pop classic "Lasciatemi Cantare" Cantautore of Toto Cutugno and brings a certain big-band sound momentum.
Weeping violins convey a melancholy. A large expanse of Italian countryside spreads out before us with this song. He could be the soundtrack to a painful farewell scene.
Here we meet again Verdi's opera "La Traviata" with the drinking song. Fast parade way is working Rieu and his orchestra through the swinging arrangement and skilfully accentuates the catchy chorus.
This song is again by film composers Ennio Morricone from the film "La Califfa". Compassionate occur here on the strings and give a lonely melody. Close to the listener you create an intimate atmosphere.
"A far l'amore cominicia tu"
Locker, fuzzy, easy is this song. The tune, written by Gianni Boncompagni and Franco Bracardi but we probably know from "Samba dance with me". Another way of looking at the popular song has André Rieu and his Johann here Strauss Orchestra.
This song fits perfectly to the evening sun, the light spreads over the Eternal City. At a lake just outside the town, on an old country road, we could relax to these sounds.
Here presents André Rieu how diverse may be the Italian music. In "Bella Ciao" resonates with a hint of Argentina, "or was it something Greek"? asks the listener, as he seems to hear sounds even Russian in the Balkans with the tambourine.
The song sounds a little seductive, a little playful. It fits well into the second part of the album and is preparing the final with an impressive development front.
A little playful goodbye to André Rieu with "Arrivederci Roma" by the listeners and from Rome.
01. Mio Angelo
02. Capriccio Italien
03. Gabriel's Oboe
05. La Traviata
06. La Solitudine
07. Humming Choir
09. Intermezzo Sinfonico
12. A far l'amore comincia tu
14. Bella Ciao
15. Gigi l'amoroso
16. Arrivederci Roma
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