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Deceptive Cadence

Tracing The Trail Of Musical Fathers

Commentator Miles Hoffman introduces a few famous dads whose children became master musicians.

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Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem

Conductor Marin Alsop investigates the alluring power behind the grand opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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