Police question Shostakovich quartet on London patiomain
Rafael Todes and his family were playing the 4th Shostakovich string quartet for the benefit of their neighbours on Alexander Street, Bayswater, when the boys in blue paid them a visit to discourage socialising on the street.
It was very tactfully done, said Rafi.
No coughing in the middle of movements. And a polite apology at the end. But this is the end. No more street quartets.
This was the moment the cops intervened. They were apparently called out by a lady up the street.
Alexander Street had the best music in town.