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Classical 101

La Scala Ballerina Fired After Anorexia Revelation

Revelations May Cost Mariafrancesca Garritano Place in Opening Performance

In scenes that would not look out of place in the Natalie Portman Oscar winning blockbuster Black Swan, ballerina Mariafrancesca Garritano, 33, has broken the unwritten code of silence - which she fears could cost her a place in the opening performance of next season. Read The Light Fantastic?  Ballet Dancers and Anorexia (Guardian)

The Curse of the 9th Symphony?

Some say writing a 9th Symphony is the kiss of death.  Many composers believed that and tried various methods to avoid the problem...mostly without success. Read Pass Notes: Curse of the 9th Symphony (Guardian)

Web Radio, Apps, Moving to Your Dashboard

Having trouble picking up your favorite radio station?  If they stream, your problems may soon be solved. Auto makers are accelerating the push to link your next car's dashboard to all the music and data stored in the Internet cloud.  That means that favorite radio stations which stream on the internet could follow you everywhere. Read Mobile Hot Spots: Web Radio, Apps Move to the Dashboard (Wall Street Journal)