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An Alpine Symphony, by Richard Strauss, depicts a dawn to dusk climb up a mountain. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Richard Strauss' Musical Mountain Climb

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Fathers have played an important role in shaping musical history. Matthew Scherf/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tracing The Trail Of Musical Fathers

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Richard Strauss' iconic opening to Also Sprach Zarathustra evokes a sense of vastness and power, Marin Alsop says. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem

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Cellist Pablo Casals, violinist Fritz Kreisler, pianist Harold Bauer and conductor Walter Damrosch in 1904. Blaine Littell Collection of Walter Damrosch Memorabilia / Carnegie Hall Archives hide caption

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Tristan Perich's "1-Bit Symphony" features hand-assembled circuitry housed in a clear plastic CD case. hide caption

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Bach, Ballet And 1-Bit Symphonies: New Classical CDs

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