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Salon97 Digest, 7 August 2011

Should phones be turned on at classical concerts?
by Kevin Berger, LA Times
Some say yes, some say no. The yay-sayers want to be able to learn more on what their seeing and hearing instantly. The nay-sayers want the usual concert experience unchanged.

Latin musicians sue over the GRAMMYs
by Ben Sisario, NY Times
The Recording Academy dropped a bunch of categories this year and people are angry. And now, a law suit. Drama! Will more categories follow? Can classical stay out of it?

BBC Proms 2011: Gabriel Prokofiev interviewed for ‘Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra’
by Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
Gabriel Prokofiev livened things up at Proms this year. Here’s what he had to say about it.

The artists’ artist: modern composers
Interviews by Anna Tims
Five composers picked their favorite composer and explained what is awesome about them. Cool article!

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