Fabio Cavaggion cannot suppress his disgust for the Italian political situation. So he takes his cello out to city squares and plays Bach suites in the hope that a little enlightenment might befall the benighted country.
He has been fined for his pains by over-zealous policemen. He responded by summoning 100 cellists to join him in the square. The Corriere del Veneto reports his efforts this morning. He tells the reporter: ‘The situation is serious, beyond crisis. Music and the arts in general do not receive enough space or attention. The funds are being cut and the artists have to go abroad if they want to make a career…’ Or join Fabio in the piazza.