Forgotten Dreams Leroy Anderson
The Dutch master of the waltz and entertainer extraordinaire André Rieu's Classic BRIT-nominated album of delightful dancing pieces even features a work composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins. Find out more with our handy track-by-track guide.
Kicking things off in style, André Rieu sets out his stall with this energetic romp through the streets of Vienna.
A sparkling intro leads to a tender melody, showcasing Rieu's talents as a soloist as well as a leader.
The title track of this record was written by none other than Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, a keen composer in his own right.
This light number is an old pop standard, and was even sung by Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in the movie 'Anchors Aweigh' in 1945.
Composed by André himself, this charming waltz is a reflective, melancholy number featuring a beautiful solo by the great man himself.
Rieu's salute to the homeland of the waltz, this is a typically fun and bravura display of waltz characteristics.
A lumbering and almost comical intro begins this typically bawdy waltz, but it soon turns into another gorgeous, plaintive melody.
The title of this piece translates literally as 'dance with me in the morning', which is exactly what it sounds like! Rieu's knack for energetic dance pieces is plainly evident throughout.
Another one that does exactly what it says on the tin - this is a delicate little waltz that charms effortlessly.
Made famous by the great Elvis Presley, André Rieu gives a great new spin to this classic love song. André might have a curled ruff in place of a curled lip, but we still love it all the same.
Another pop song standard, this one has been previously recorded by the likes of Vera Lynn, Pat Boone and Connie Francis.
This particularly downbeat and melancholic waltz actually originates from Finland, proving that they don't all come from Vienna…
André & co. continue their merry romp around the world with this sumptuous Argentine tango, guaranteed to get you flicking your legs.
Another movie classic, this time from the golden age of Hollywood. We're perhaps more used to seeing Gene Kelly gambolling around a rain-soaked street in America, but André and his merry band make it a truly Viennese affair.
This wartime standard is given a sleek and romantic reworking by André, a delightful little trip down memory lane.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a little collection of various waltz tunes. Watch out for the foot-stomping in the middle!
This most famous of ballet pieces with a charming oboe solo at the beginning is the perfect vehicle for André Rieu to show that it's not all about the waltz.
Taken from the soundtrack to The Sound Of Music, this is a reflective tune that allows Rieu to show off his skills as a soloist.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic from The Phantom Of The Opera is a dramatic turn for the album, but beautifully played as usual.
Yes, it's the same track as earlier, but this time it features the gorgeous vocals of New Zealand native Hayley Westenra. A beautiful way to finish off.