Released on 23rd September, Vangelis’ breathtaking recording is inspired by the Rosetta Mission, a pioneering project by the European Space Agency (ESA) to land a probe on a comet for the first time in history. The release of the recording marks the culmination of the 12-year mission and is accompanied by incredible footage captured by the probe.
Vangelis, whose celebrated scores include the trailblazing ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner’, reveals his musical inspiration: “Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write.”The project came about after ESA astronaut André Kuipers, a long-standing fan of Vangelis, reached out to the composer whilst aboard the International Space Station. After sharing stories and experiences via a video call from the ISS, Vangelis was inspired to write ‘Rosetta’.
It was one of those nights that was always going to be special. The city of Madrid with its three million inhabitants was bathed in warm, autumnal, red-gold evening sunshine as rock fans streamed over the Calle del Arenal Boulevard close to the Royal Palace and into the Joy Eslava…
From a very early age, André Rieu knew that there was something magical about waltz music. Defining this magic and making it accessible for everyone became his life’s mission so he was crowned by his audiences as “King of The Waltz”. Magic of the Waltz presents the most beautiful and enchanting waltzes, selected, curated, performed, and even composed, by André himself. These are just a few of the musical highlights: the brand new “Windsor Waltz”, written for the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, the famous “Blue Danube”, “Edelweiss”, “The Godfather” as well as the incredible “And The Waltz Goes On”.