This video was taken on Sunday 15 July at a concert at the Virtuosi Gravatá festival in the north-eastern Brazil city of Gravatá.
The violin soloist Rafael Garcia and pianist Victor Assunción do their best to play on while the audience’s attention goes to the stage-invading dog Bolinha.
In this video from the Musée de la musique at the Philharmonie de Paris, Raphaël Pidoux plays an experimental cello made by luthier Thomas Zach in 1872.
The piece is the Humoreske op.11 no.2 by David Popper, the cellist who showcased this very instrument at the Vienna World’s Fair in 1873.
This work is the centrepiece of Kyung Wha Chung’s recent release on Warner Classics, featuring music by Fauré, Franck and Debussy.
Read: Kyung Wha Chung: Beau Soir. Works by Fauré, Franck, Debussy [album review]