As famous conductor André Rieu leads his Johann Strauss Orchestra in playing an Anthony Hopkins waltz, the Christian celebrity and famous actor tears up hearing the piece he composed so many years ago!
Many recognize and admire Sir Anthony Hopkins as a talented actor. But you can add composer to his long list of achievements, too!
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Titled "And The Waltz Goes On," famed conductor André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the Anthony Hopkins waltz.
At the beginning of this video, you can see the look of excitement on Anthony Hopkins's face as the orchestra is about to start playing his piece.
The music starts off with light string plucking. Then a clarinet plays a few low notes, followed by a saxophone. The string section comes in next, adding a fullness to the music. Later, the conductor even grabs a violin and joins the orchestra in playing the beautiful melody.
The music swells and a choir onstage joins in with the musicians. As it does, you can feel the magic and energy that is captivating everyone there. Some audience members sway as they feel the movement of the music. Others are so drawn to the music that they can't look away from the stage.
Famous Actor Touched As Orchestra Plays His Waltz
The camera captures Anthony Hopkins as he smiles ear to ear. The actor looks around to see if others are enjoying the waltz that he composed. He even hums bits of the melody in certain parts.
As Anthony takes in the sight, he tears up, realizing how this wonderful orchestra is performing his original composition decades after he wrote it down.
The song has a more mysterious feel at the beginning. But halfway through, the melody becomes a bit more playful and fun. People in the audience start dancing in their seats and can't help but smile at one another. Even the musicians on stage look like they are having a grand time!
One person on YouTube comments about the Anthony Hopkins waltz.
“It’s beautiful,” they write. “There is love, happiness, playfulness, and a shy reserved nature about it. I suspect much like the man who wrote it.”
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Anthony Hopkins did an outstanding job creating this dramatic piece of music, and the talented musicians did a wonderful job bringing it to life as well. This magnificent piece is hauntingly enchanting with a melody that you will be humming along to long after you hear it.
WATCH: André Rieu & Orchestra Play Anthony Hopkins Waltz