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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2011
This a lovely way to get into christmas, childrens choir is adorable, once again André gives us a great concert. Very christmassy, even snow! A must for your collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 6 October 2012
Having received this yesterday, I put it on just to check it played properly and ended up watching it all the way through. Andre Rieu and the JSO, with his ability to "pick a good tune" and their cheerful playing, are eminently suitable for this type of concert; a mixture of carols, other religious music and the more light-hearted Christmas offerings. It is from 2004, by which time he was using a chorus, and Suzan Erens, Carmen Monarcha and Carla Maffioletti had become established as soloists (no Platin Tenors yet). These three tend to sing the more serious songs(very well), both solo and in combination. He also uses Manoe, Stephanie and Lin from the orchestra for Rudolph and Winter Wonderland. The "Little Angels of Nagasaki" ( believe me they are angels) take up most of the first half-hour. Andre and Suzan are totally at ease with them and her "Slumber my Darling" is a gem. The lively JSO gets some good tunes to play. Most of the music will be familiar to you but there is some that will not and it is played with such enthusiasm. The concert was from Trier and the German audience was very appreciative. There are English subtitles but no extras. There are no cut-away videos and not very many "audience reaction" shots, (2 aspects which annoy some viewers). Nearly all the camera work is on the performers. Overall, it is a highly enjoyable 90 minutes. I only have a couple of quibbles: firstly, the "Hallelujah" chorus, hard as they tried, needed male singers with it. Secondly, I am sure there must have been encores but none were shown. I am not usually a fan of Christmas "specials" but this is easily the best I have ever seen and hope he does another one. As an import, it's expensive, but go on, treat yourself.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2011
Relax and enjoy this concert. Andre Rieu once again demonstrates his showmanship.His enjoyment of music and his enthusiasm delightfully infects the audience who are with him 100%. His presentation and arrangements are pure magic and his orchestra obviously enjoy the performances and the opportunity to take an active part in the performance beyond delivering the music. Forget the seriousness and dare I say it the snobbery of many classicists, this opens up serious (and sometimes not so serious) music to all. Andre's delivery of Sakura (track 21) is magical.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2011
A Christmas present which was very successful. Quite shameless heartstring tugging but the children were very funny and cute. Very visual as with most of his shows. Kept everybody occupied and out of the kitchen which is always good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 August 2011
My mum loves Andre Rieu and said this DVD is out of the world. If you like his style you will love thisAndre Rieu : Christmas Around The World [DVD](2005) (German Import)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2011
As always with Andre Rieu, a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting DVD, delivered quickly and in good condition. B M Box
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2013
Worth it for Carmen Monarcha singing Ave Maria alone. I would like to think if there is a heaven I would hear that up there if nothing else! She is that good really. The rest of the DVD is excellent too.
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on 19 May 2014
THIS IS A STAGE CONCERT THAT REALLY CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS. IT IS DOMINATED AT THE BEGINNING BY A CUTE CHILDREN'S CHOIR FROM JAPAN. THERE IS ALL THE FUN YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A CHRISTMAS PARTY AND THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC WE ALL WANT TO HEAR EVERY YEAR. (RUNNING TIME ONE HOUR AND THIRTY MINUTES) GET IT FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS AND MANY MORE CHRISTMASES AFTER THAT.

TRACK LIST:
1. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM
2. THE ANGEL
3. THE TULIP SONG
4. DENDENRA RYU
5. FROM HEAVEN HIGH I COME TO YOU / TOMORROW'S THE DAY,CHILDREN / ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH (Gloria In Excelsis Deo)
6. RING OUT LITTLE BELL / O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
7. DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY
8. SLUMBER, MY DARLING
9. SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT
10. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
11. WHITE CHRISTMAS
12. JINGLE BELLS
13. O HOLY NIGHT
14. SAH EIN KNAB EIN ROSLEIN STEHEN
15. PETERSBURGER SCHLITTENFAHRT
16. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
17. WINTER WONDERLAND
18. GESU BAMBINO
19. SLEIGH RIDE
20. AVE MARIA
21. SAKURA
22. EVENING PRAYER
23. HALLELUJA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2011
A beautiful DVD to play this time of year it is on while i am writing christmas cards and i am getting distracted the cards will take ages. The orchestra are as brilliant as usual mand the childrens choir is really good
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 October 2011
I have to say that personally I was a little dissapointed with this DVD. Yes it has all the great Christmas music but happily without the more horrible muzak that we get at this time of year. The melodies are fresh and with the Andre flavour. So, good stuff but not among my favourites
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