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  • The Blue Danube waltzes for 150 years

    Posted on 17 February, 2017 by The Waltz in news, Waltz video.

    Rudy Giovannini & Strato Vani “Blaue Donau” par dm_50c4f8fca4a08 Johann Strauss classic Blue Danube celebrates anniversary in Vienna It’s a little anniversary that went by practically unnoticed. Johann Strauss Junior’s “Blue Danube” is 150 years old since February 15, 2017, as it had its first performance in 1867. The melody is perhaps the best-known waltz […]

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  • Nutty idea: using guns in the Blue Danube

    Posted on 15 July, 2015 by admin in news.

    Not much explanation needed for this one: a US gun club shot (no pun intended) a video of themselves practicing on Johann Strauss’ “Blue Danube”. What can I say? Or actually, what do you think?

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  • Viva Strauss released as live DVD

    Posted on 31 October, 2013 by admin in news, Waltz video.

    Rudy Giovannini and Strato-Vani’s “Viva Strauss” album has been released as a live DVD. The Italian tenor and Belgian orchestra played together to over 8,000 people in Belgium last year, premiering the album of Strauss melodies with completely new lyrics. The resulting CD went on to stay in the Belgian classical charts for nearly six […]

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  • Vienna suffers minor earthquake

    Posted on 7 October, 2013 by admin in news.

    On October 3, 2013, the greater region of Vienna suffered what was called a “moderate unusual”earthquake. The tremors were at a depth of over 10 kms, and no major damage was noted. The earthquake rated 4.1 on the Richter scale. People noticed shaking and plaster fell of some walls. But no injuries were reported by […]

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  • Viva Strauss re-enters Belgian classical charts

    Posted on 2 March, 2013 by admin in news.

    “Viva Strauss”, the album of Strauss melodies recorded by Strato-Vani with the Italian tenor Rudy Giovannini, has re-entered the Belgian music charts for a second time. The album, recorded in Belgium in the summer of 2012, has already spent over 20 weeks in the charts, even reaching the n° 1 position. Memorable Strauss melodies “Viva […]

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  • British TV channel to air 14 days of André Rieu

    Posted on 18 February, 2013 by admin in news.

    According to a report on c21Media, the British broadcaster BSkyB is about to rebrand one of its channels as a tribute to the Dutch violinist André Rieu. The reason is as simple as it is remarkable: BSkyB is clearing its schedules so as to air André Rieu concerts back to back for a fortnight. So […]

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  • André Rieu wins Brit awards, announces new shows

    Posted on 1 November, 2012 by admin in Events, news.

    [For concert updates, see the comments below] Dutch Violinist and conductor André Rieu has been controversially awarded the UK’s Classic FM Album Of The Year at the BRIT awards for his album “And the Waltz goes on” on October 3, 2012. Rieu shared the award with “Silence Of The Lambs” star Sir Antony Hopkins, who […]

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  • Dublin gets extra André Rieu concert

    Posted on 10 September, 2012 by admin in Events, news.

    Currently in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for six shows, an extra André Rieu concert has been added to his European tour: December 8 2012 at The O2 in Dublin in addition the show on the 9th and one the next day in Belfast on the 10th. But for many people, THE big André Rieu concert will […]

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  • Did someone steal Johann Strauss’ teeth?

    Posted on 8 July, 2012 by admin in news.

    The teeth of Johann Strauss Jr and Johannes Brahms were possibly stolen from their graves according to a weird news report on AFP. The events date back to 2008 and were not pursued, yet the police have a Slovakian suspect. Obviously, this report opens more questions than it answers: what exactly happened? Why did the […]

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  • André Rieu show to be broadcast via satellite

    Posted on 8 June, 2012 by admin in Events, news.

    André Rieu fans might want to check their nearest cinema complex. The news is that Rieu’s upcoming Maastricht concert will be broadcast via satellite to cinemas worldwide on Saturday June 30th 2012. The shows will go out to: – UK & Ireland – Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, France & Denmark – Australia & New Zealand For […]

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