Just in: Andre Rieu loses it as Dutch drop Covid rules

Just in: Andre Rieu loses it as Dutch drop Covid rules


norman lebrecht

June 11, 2021

The showman has just dropped his knitting.


  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    I have to say I laughed when I saw the picture of scaffolding!! It’s his stock in trade and says it all really. Pfft: who needs a Musikverein!!!!!????

  • fflambeau says:

    I love it.

    This man has popularized classical music to the masses in the best possible way. Let’s give him the acclaim he deserve. This video is funny, especially him doing exercises!

  • Anon says:

    Lovely man! What a treasure he is!

  • Peter says:

    What does the expression mean “to drop his knitting” ?

  • fred says:

    showman? Maybe in a way but so was Stokowski, but also a damn good musician the only thing I reproach him is that he constantly uses inferior artists in his shows, those fourth rate singers without any talent for instance. It’s high time he hires the Kaufmanns, netrebkos, van keulens of today to upgrade his shows..otherwise chapeau to mr Rieu Junior (the video is pretty funny)

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    For ‘Showman’, read ‘Talented, hard-working violinist and entrepreneur; generous, loyal and caring employer’, then you might get closer to the truth.

  • Mukul Advani says:

    We can hardly wait. His shows thrill and inspire. It will be great to have Andre Rieu and his wonderful Johann Strauss Orchestra back in action.

  • Brett Olmstead says:

    Makes one wish for an eternal pandemic

    • John McLaren says:

      Music snob.

    • Bill says:

      If you don’t like his product, don’t go to the show. It is hardly forced down your throat.

      For the record, I’ve never partaken, except by watching clips on youtube. Some I enjoy, others not so much. I would rather see Andre and friends than Andrea Bocelli, but it is hard to deny that they both have multitudes of devoted fans.

    • Dianne Davies says:

      What a childish comment if you don’t like him jig on you have off and on knobs on all Appliances. You don’t fill stadiums with no talent

  • Roisin Watters says:

    Fantastic Andre Rieu..He and his fellow musicians bring so much joy and healing to us all. Please keep going. Viva Andre Rieu. Ireland loves you. The world loves you. Keep well and safe.. Slán agus Síocháin.

  • jean harding says:

    Brlliant Andre. Wishing you all the very best.

  • Madeleine Richardson says:

    It’s refreshing to see someone who doesn’t take themselves seriously.