An album featuring nine original classical compositions by legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is being released next month.
Hopkins, who took piano lessons as a child, collaborated with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to record the album.
The nine tracks include pieces composed for two films that he not only scored but also directed and starred in (Slipstream and August).
Anthony Hopkins – Composer is being released on 16th January by Classic FM and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk
Sir Anthony Hopkins says: “I’m very pleased I’ve found an extra string to my fiddle.
“For years I mused and dreamt about turning my scribbled thoughts and bursts of melody into pieces of work to be performed by a full orchestra and to see this dream turn into a reality through working with CBSO and now Classic FM is something I treasure very much.”
And The Waltz Goes On**
1947 1st Movement – Circus
1947 2nd Movement – Bracken Road
1947 3rd Movement – The Plaza *
* From the score for the film ‘Slipstream’
** Composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins; Arranged by: André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu; Publisher: Malibu Blueberry Hill Music (BMI) and André Rieu Publishing BV *** From the score for the film ‘August’