André Rieu – The Beautiful Blue Danube
An evening pause: What I think makes these performances by Rieu and his orchestra so especially appealing is that he finds musicians who are glad to show how much they enjoy playing this lovely music. He recognizes the importance of fun.
And yes, as a child of the 1960s, I cannot help listening to this music and see spaceships docking. Those of my generation will of course immediately know to what I am referring. Will anyone younger?
Hat tip Edward Thelen.
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Mr. Z you are so right, everyone in the orchestra is having a blast and the audience picks up on it. Great concert!
You don’t need to be old like Bobby Zimm to appreciate good cinema!
Kubrick was one-of-a-kind and there will never be anyone quite like him.