Sinfonia in G major (2) Josef Myslivecek
22 March 2014, 20:31
Richard E Grant told Classic FM about his love for Mozart above all other composers, saying that if he could only hear the music of one composer for the rest of his life, it would be his.
Talking backstage at Classic FM's A Night At The Movies with Sky Movies, the actor took time out to tell us exactly what he thought about Mozart.
"The speed of his mind, his invention and the breadth of his talent is, I think, unmatched."
Just before he was due to take the stage to host the special concert at Westminster's, he also told Classic FM about the role that music plays in movies: "I know first-hand how utterly transforming and helpful music is. And equally, if it's wrong, you know that immediately as well... it adds a three-dimensional quality to a film that you can't see, but you feel it."
Grant also extolled the virtues of Nino Rota's score for The Godfather (his favourite trilogy of all time), and the work that Patrick Doyle did on his own directorial effort, Wah-Wah, from 2005.
Listen to Richard chatting Mozart below: