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Crossover: (Video) André Rieu – The Lonely Shepherd (ft. Gheorghe Zamfir) (Live) (2017)

Germany, Europe | Performance recorded in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

The Lonely Shepherd, also known as Einsamer Hirte or Der einsame Hirte in German or as El pastor solitario in Spanish, is an instrumental piece by James Last, first released in a recording with the Romanian panflutist Gheorghe Zamfir.


André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other, a true King of Romance, having sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 Nr. 1 chart positions worldwide. Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world), André has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. Having received over 480 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of Youtube views, André is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world. Each year his passionate live shows attract more than 600.000 fans and outsell mega artists such as Coldplay, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen. More on Andre Rieu’s website.


Gheorghe Zamfir is a Romanian artist, musician and virtuoso of the  pan flute, nicknamed the King of Pan flute. Finding his way of expression through a millennial tool, he succeeds  to conquer the applause of the entire Planet. He is the first Romanian artist who sang in a private mesa of Pope  John Paul II, in 1988. He sold over hundreds of million of records, all over the world, and  he has over 185 recorded albums, a record that has not been  touched by any Romanian artist so far. It is the only Romanian Artist who won two golden discs in USA, and a gold disc in Hungary.


James Last (born Hans Last; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015), also known as Hansi, was a German composer and big band leader of the James Last Orchestra. Initially a jazz bassist (Last won the award for “best bassist” in Germany in each of the years 1950–1952), his trademark “happy music” made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom, with 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone. His composition “Happy Heart” became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark. (Wikipedia)

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