In 1995 André Rieu played the "Second Waltz" in the intermission of the soccer match Ajax - Bayern München. A big gamble, he purchased time in this intermission for a life TV commercial. If Ajax was loosing a pre-recorded commercial for his new CD would have been played. Ajax won the game with 5-2! This performance meant his breakthrough

in The Netherlands, selling 900.000

copies of his CD "Strauss & Co".

André plays again during a soccer match

In the ArenA

Running time: 6 minutes 20 seconds

For the 2009 concert in the ArenA, with André van Duin as a guest, click on the picture

To go to the section “Golden Oldies”.