A parting shot against fiddle bows

On Slipped Disc, Norman Lebrecht reports that Jair Bolsonaro, defeated last week in his bid for re-election as president of Brazil, has called on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to outlaw trade in pernambuco, the wood of choice for violin bows.

Conductor Simon Rattle and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are leading a campaign against a ban.

“Bow makers say only 200 trees a year are affected and they have taken measures to renew the plantations,” Lebrecht writes. “Why the anti-environment Bolsonaro is pursuing this measure is unknown.”

Rattle leads musicians in outcry against Brazil ban on wood for bows

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: