Saturday, November 7, 2015

Koussevitsky bass damaged in transit

The double-bass formerly owned by Serge Koussevitsky – the world’s leading bull-fiddle virtuoso before he became a conductor – sustained significant damage when its current owner, Colin Corner, principal double-bassist of the Atlanta Symphony, entrusted it to the cargo handlers of an airliner:

This is the latest, perhaps the worst, in a succession of rough treatments by air carriers of musicians and their instruments.