All fail articles

  • ViolinBowFail1

    A violin bow with a mind of its own


    A violinist's enthusiastic final bow stroke makes for a finale to remember in this orchestral concert from 2013.Watch: A bow hair disasterWatch: Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece disasterWatch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page turning catastrophe

  • ViolinAccident

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


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

  • CelloEndpin

    Cellist performs Flight of the Bumblebee as endpin fails


    Cellist Roberto Trainini manages to continue playing, not missing a single beat during his rendition of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, as his cello endpin slowly slips.Read: Finding the perfect cello endpin † and how to stop it slippingWatch: Shostakovich cello tailpiece explosion

  • Berlin_PhilRattle1

    Berlin Philharmonic members fail to elect new music director


    The new chief conductor and artistic director will take over from Sir Simon Rattle in 2018