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  • BrokenCelloShostakovich1

    Shostakovich cello tailpiece explosion


    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 disasterWatch: Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece ...

  • BrokenE1

    How to react when a string breaks mid-performance


    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 ...