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After his last record waltzed off with the Classic BRIT Award for Album of the Year in 2012, André Rieu is back with a collection of hits from the silver screen including Titanic, The Godfather, Romeo and Juliet and more.
What a romantic way to kick off! André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra go straight for the heart with this emotional rendition of music from James Horner's score.
Making us an offer we can't refuse, Rieu and co are in seductive mood with this fantastic snippet from the gangster movie classic.
A fixture in the Classic FM Movie Music Chart, John Barry's music from the Kevin Costner epic is sensitively played here.
Rieu's skills as a sensitive soloist are deployed in this delicate and emotional classic from Nino Rota (pictured).
The music of Alexander Borodin (pictured) was neatly adapted to fit the stage musical of Kismet, but the movie repeated the trick - and it's easy to see why. Borodin's melody was taken on and elaborated by songwriters Robert Wright and George Forrest.
A favourite from the famous André Rieu live show, this lush version of the classic song from The Sound Of Music is every bit as enjoyable as the movie original.
André Rieu continues to reveal his penchant for the golden age of Hollywood with this spirited take on the famous theme from Maurice Jarre's score. And get a load of those hats!
In a surely deliberate stroke of rhyming genius, Lara's Theme is followed by the impeccable Tara's Theme, this time from the soundtrack to Gone With The Wind.
Legendary songwriter Michel Legrand turns in a typically wrought and anguished series of melodies here, each one turned out with grace and poise by Maestro Rieu.
The Rose is a biopic of legendary rock singer Janis Joplin - perhaps not traditional material for Rieu and his orchestra, but it is characteristically enjoyable.
Movie soundtracks don't come much more iconic than this Henry Mancini classic. Rather than Andy Williams' crooning, though, we're treated to a neat trumpet solo and the sounds of Rieu's sensitive orchestral direction.
No exploration of movie soundtracks would be complete without a nod to the spaghetti western sounds of Ennio Morricone. This is one of the most romantic themes that Morricone wrote.
The slow movement of Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto is given the Rieu treatment, interpreting one of the most memorable pieces from the soundtrack to The King's Speech.
Tchaikovsky's iconic music for Swan Lake is given alternately thunderous and delicate treatment from the strings and brass. It is, in its own way, quite similar to the waltzes that Rieu's orchestra are so proficient at.
Khachaturian's music for the ballet is perhaps best known as the theme from the TV series The Onedin Line, but it was also used in the Coen Brothers' film comedy The Hudsucker Proxy. A lush and romantic expanse, Rieu's orchestra sounds far bigger than it usually does to get the most out of the score.
Taken from the Dudley Moore movie 10, this famous Ravel piece is usually something of a marathon piece, but Rieu and his orchestra make it sound effortless.
Ridley Scott's (pictured) epic drama about Christopher Columbus features a similarly epic score by Vangelis, ramped up to the max by Andre Rieu and cohorts, complete with booming male voice choir.
Another classic Hollywood epic, Ben-Hur has some fantastically exciting music throughout - none more so than this triumphant, brass-led explosion of sound. For once, Rieu's string section is relegated to a supporting role!
Besides being a classic film, Zorba The Greek boasts a well-loved soundtrack too. It's classic Rieu material - almost comical in tone, but expertly handled and turned into a really exhilarating dance. A fabulous final scene!