Shall We Dance: Exploring The Power of Music

October 10, 2017 17 By EngineerMommy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of André Rieu. All opinions are mine alone.

I grew up listening to classical music. Driving in the car with my parents, we always listened to my dad’s favorite symphonies and concertos. I definitely developed a taste for the music early on. Now I’m exposing my own kids to classical music in the car, in the evenings before bedtime and while we craft together. There’s something so calming, yet rejuvenating, about this style of music. In fact, when I think of classical music, the first name that comes to mind is André Rieu, the world-renowned violinist and conductor.


Did you know that André Rieu’s “Shall We Dance” album is now available on CD/DVD (from Decca Gold) in stores? Here’s a full listing of the tracks on this album, including two bonus tracks only available at Target: “Music of the Night” (from Phantom of the Opera) and “Lara’s Theme” (from Dr. Zhivago). By the way, the DVD features wonderful footage from Andre Rieu’s concert in Schonbrunn, Vienna.

  • Second Waltz
  • The Blue Danube
  • And The Waltz Goes On
  • Godfather ( Main Theme)
  • Strauss & Co Medley
  • Love In Venice
  • Radetzky March
  • A Time For Us ( Romeo & Juliet)
  • Zorba’s Dance
  • Edelweiss
  • Carnival Of Venice
  • Bolero
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Time To Say Goodbye
  • Music Of The Night ( From Phantom Of The Opera) (Target Exclusive)
  • Lara’s Theme ( From Dr. Zhivago) (Target Exclusive)


My husband and I listened to the album yesterday and we have a number of favorite songs already. Here are two that stood out in our minds right away:
1. “Time To Say Goodbye”
*For my husband, the song reminded him of a relative that passed away recently. The song was played at the funeral and hearing the song again brought back so many wonderful memories my husband shared with this individual!
*For me, the song reminded me of my graduation for high school. They played this song during the ceremony and just hearing the song again brought back all the excitement of leaving high school & starting my college career.
That’s what makes music unique; the same song can evoke different memories and unique emotions in different people. Music is quite powerful!
2. “Love In Venice”
*For my husband, this song was melodically beautiful and he simply enjoyed the notes, sounds and tones of this song. He actually wanted to listen to it again. He mentioned that it was very relaxing, too.
*For me, this song sounded romantic and reminded me of how much I love my husband. We were high school sweethearts and have been together for quite a while.

All of André Rieu’s songs evoke emotions. If you’re also a fan of André Rieu, be sure to check him out on Ovation TV. If you’d like to see a compilation of some of his best work, check out this video below:

Would you like to see André Rieu live in concert (buy tickets here)? Here are the dates & locations:

  • 10/19 – Phoenix, AZ
  • 10/20 – Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/21 – San Diego, CA
  • 10/22 – Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/24 – San Jose, CA
  • 10/25 – Sacramento, CA
  • 10/26 – Fresno, CA
  • 10/28 – Tacoma , WA
  • 10/29 – Portland, OR
  • 11/1 – Tampa, FL
  • 11/2 – Orlando, FL
  • 11/3 – Sunrise, FL

Are you also a fan of classical music? Have you ever heard the beautifully powerful music of André Rieu?

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