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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"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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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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Hear JoAnn Falletta's Discussion With Robert Siegel

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Classical Teens: Making Music in Maryland

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New York Philharmonic Set for North Korea Show

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Organ Music: Pulling Out All the Stops

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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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Violin Concerto, Op. 14 [Allegro]

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American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) won the Pulitzer Prize twice — once for his opera Vanessa in 1957 and again for his 1962 piano concerto. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Impact of Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'

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Building A Career On Barber, The Enigmatic American

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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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Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915

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Hear What Makes Barber's 'Adagio For Strings' So Great

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