Hopkins' waltz gets Vienna premiere

July 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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VIENNA, July 6 (UPI) -- A waltz written by Welsh-born actor and composer Anthony Hopkins premiered in Vienna, Andre Rieu Productions said Wednesday.

The piece is called "And the waltz goes on" and was performed by Rieu, a renowned Dutch violinist and conductor.

"I've been a great admirer of Andre Rieu for several years. He's a great musician. My wife and I had the same dream of meeting him one day, so I've sent him some music that I wrote. It's a dream come true for me that Andre performed it with his orchestra. I'm totally knocked out by the result. It's even more than I expected," Hopkins said in a statement.

The waltz is to appear on Rieu's upcoming album. He also is expected to perform it while on tour in Mexico in the fall.

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