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  • BrokenCelloShostakovich1
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    Shostakovich cello tailpiece explosion

    2016-07-04T00:00:00Z

    During a rehearsal with the Kislovodsk Philharmonic Orchestra, cellist Alexander Buzlov's energetic rendition of Shostakovich's First Concerto is too much for his tailpiece, which flies off. Buzlov continues the rehearsal with a borrowed instrument some time later. Watch: A violin bow hair disaster Watch: Violist Yuri Bashmet ...

  • BowBreaks1
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    Classic reaction to a violin bow breaking

    2016-03-18T00:00:00Z

    A young girl is taken by surprise when the majority of her bow hair suddenly detaches from the point. Watch: A bow hair disaster

  • BrokenE1
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    How to react when a string breaks mid-performance

    2016-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Maximilian Simon remains as cool as a cucumber when his E string breaks midway through a recent performance of Britten's Violin Concerto with the Jenaer Philharmonie. Calmly he swaps his instrument with the orchestral leader's, and continues playing. Later, the leader hands back Simon's newly-strung instrument as ...