Shall We Dance: Exploring The Power of MusicOctober 10, 2017
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
- Carnival Of Venice
- 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?
Classical music is so calming! I don’t listen to it as much as I should, so thanks for the reminder. Shall We Dance sounds like such a great album!
My dad LOVES him. He is going to be so excited that he has some new music out. He wants to go see him in concert if he comes to Boston.
What a great CD! Thanks for sharing, I had not heard of this before, but the music is wonderful. We listen to a lot of music and this would be a nice one to add to the collection.
I will have to check this out. I enjoy a lot of the songs that are listed here. Music is a wonderful thing, that’s for sure!
We’re big fans of classical music. My kids and I attended our symphony’s weekend performance of music from Harry Potter. It was amazing might I add. I wish one of André Rieu’s performances were nearby as I would love to see him perform.
Music can take me from a bad mood to feeling great. It can also bring back many different memories. Can also be calming.
Music and dancing are one of the ultimate therapeutic releases. I am eager to check this CD out!
We absolutely love any music. I listen to every kind music you think of almost because each type of music invokes a different emotion. I am trying to teach my child about that too. Music appreciation is something that I want them to know.
Dancing is such a beautiful healing process. When I’m sad or upset I dance it out and it makes everything so much better 🙂
I am not a fan of classical. That being said, we do love music in our house. I have many songs that have meaning for me, they range in emotion.
I love the way he plays and love classical music. I would love to see him play live!
What an amazing sounding CD/DVD compilation, I bet it is amazing to just sit back and enjoy it as music can bring forth so many memories.
I’m not sure what’s more amazing, seeing him in concert or getting the cd. Both!
I do love classical music but don’t listen to enough. And I do know who Andre Rieu but never listened to any of his Cds. It might be time to treat myself.
My son really likes classical music. I like it too, so this would be a concert we would love. I need to get the CD.
I find music is a great way for me to alter my mood. I will have to check out André Rieu’s “Shall We Dance” album. I am always looking for new music to listen to.
I have to listen to some of these! Music really is so, so incredibly powerful. There’s some songs that can bring so many memories back and bring you so many places. It’s incredibly powerful! Great read!