THE MONTH IN NUMBERS
…star-fingered strings, up for auction. The violin played by Russell Crowe in Master and Commander (above) is to be sold on 7 April. The actor, who owns the Leandro Bisaich instrument himself, is also selling two bows.
…Australian dollars of damage, at least. One of Brisbane’s finest organs has been vandalised by a drunk man who spent the night inside it.
…illustrious narrator. France’s president Emmanuel Macron has appeared in Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, in a performance at Paris’s Elysée Palace.
…pounds for organ artistry. Organist Dame Gillian Weir has donated a new prize for outstanding players at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.