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Classical composer channels The Who by smashing cello and violin on stage

From NME:

A composer in Germany brought a dose of punk rebellion to the classical world, smashing a violin and a cello in protest at the merger between two local orchestras.

Johannes Kreidler took the opportunity to speak out against the forthcoming merge of the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was announced in June of this year, during a performance attended by the head of the SWR, Peter Boudgoust. The merge is being made to cut costs and Kreidler is among many in the German classical music world who is against the move.