The music that makes one of us emotional doesn't always make sense to others. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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The Songs That Make Us Cry
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Electronic artists such as Mason Bates (pictured above), Aphex Twin and Tiësto have blended classical music into their dance beats. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear JoAnn Falletta's Discussion With Robert Siegel
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Building A Career On Barber, The Enigmatic American
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"What's the first piece of classical music you fell in love with?" The question launched a blog, and an avalanche of powerful stories. Getty Images hide caption

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Classical Fans Tell Stories Of 'First Loves'
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Samuel Barber wasn't afraid to use traditional tonality in his works, despite scathing reviews from critics. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Samuel Barber At 100, Reconsidered
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Adagio for strings, Op. 11
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Canadian violinist James Ehnes won a Grammy in 2008 for his recording of Barber's Violin Concerto. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear James Ehnes Play Barber In Concert
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