We all know that Anthony Hopkins is a wonderful actor — but did anyone know that he was also a musical composer of some note? Fifty years ago, he wrote a waltz, but was always afraid he’d be laughed at, thinking that it was no good.
He was wrong.
Some years ago, he asked pop orchestra leader André Rieu to see if he could play it — and Rieu heard it, loved it, scored it and played it last year at his annual concert in Maastricht, Belgium.
And bravo, Sir Anthony. If you’re going to be a one-hit wonder, it might as well be for this piece as any other. But he’s been writing music all his life — so encore, Maestro.