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  • ViolinAccident
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    Violin accident: what to do when your bow flies out of your hand

    2016-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Sara Delić loses control of her bow - which threatens to go flying - during a performance of Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. Watch: A bow hair disaster Watch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster

  • 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 ...

  • BashmetTailpiece1
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    Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece disaster

    2016-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Violist Yuri Bashmet reacts with admirable calm and humour when his tailpiece detaches itself from his instrument mid-performance. Watch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster Watch: A bow hair catastrophe

  • page-turning1
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    A page-turning catastrophe

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    A recital by violinist Patrycja Piekutowska and pianist Maria Szwajger-Kulakowska does not go according to plan, thanks to some poorly taped sheet music with a mind of its own. Watch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster

  • PageTurning21
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    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster

    2015-10-12T00:00:00Z

    Page-turner Anna Reszniak manages to prevent a performance by violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt at Sendesaal Bremen from descending into complete chaos by catching pages falling in all directions. Watch: A bow hair disaster

  • BowHair11
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    A bow hair disaster

    2015-03-02T00:00:00Z

    A violinist is taken by surprise when the majority of her bow hair suddenly detaches from the point - midway through a performance of Kreisler's Tambourin Chinois. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single ...