Classical Musician Smashes Instruments On Stage

artist: Misc date: 10/30/2012 category: wtf?

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Classical Musician Smashes Instruments On Stage
A classical musician took inspiration from the rock world when he smashed up a violin and cello this week. You can see his hilarious protest against the merger between two local orchestras in the video below. Johannes Kreidler was furious that the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra were to merge, and made the visual statement at the end of a long speech. He tied a violin and cello together, perhaps as a metaphor for the joining of the two orchestras. Many in the German classical music world are against the merger, which is being done to cut costs. As he jumps on the instruments with his rear end - a move not employed by bands like The Who or The Clash - other protesters threw leaflets from the balconies which read: "Johannes Kreidler on behalf of the Society For New Music". See the classical protest here:
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