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Opera divas and flamboyant conductors – classical music is full of big personalities who give great performances. But in such an adrenaline-fuelled environment, emotions sometimes run high…
When a mobile phone rang in the middle of a performance by the New York Philharmonic, it would have been easy for maestro Alan Gilbert to get angry. Instead, he stopped the orchestra, addressed the offending phone owner, and started the piece from a few bars earlier after some stern words to the audience.
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