Sir Anthony Hopkins wrote a waltz… Watch Andre Rieu perform it 80



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It might be a surprise to you, or perhaps not, that 50 years ago, Sir Anthony Hopkins, the movie star, wrote a waltz. And a most beautiful waltz it is.

He wrote the music, called And the Waltz Goes On, when he was 19 years old, sending it to Andre Rieu back in 2010 or thereabouts.  Rieu then made the song a centrepiece for his 2011 album which some of you may recognise.

Here is a Youtube clip people are talking about today of Rieu performing the waltz for Sir Hopkins in all its glory.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Did you know that Sir Anthony Hopkins had composed a waltz?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. That was magnificent! What a thrill for Sir Anthony to watch Andre and his orchestra perform music he’d written so long ago.I loved watching his wife wiping away her tears.

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