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Billie Holiday: "Gloomy Sunday"

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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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Audio Only: Alisa Weilerstein's Tiny Desk Concert

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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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The Vixen (Isabel Bayrakdarian) sows seeds of discontent among the barnyard animals. New Press Photo Firenze/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To The Opera

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The Violinist Discusses Her Career And Her CD Covers

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Conductor Charles Mackerras in the '70s. Erich Auerbach / Hulton Archive / Getty Images hide caption

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Janacek: Sinfonietta – 1st movement
Charles Mackerras conducts the Vienna Philharmonic (Decca 410138)

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Conductor Charles Mackerras, photographed in 1974, will be remembered for rebuilding the reputation of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Getty Images hide caption

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Káta Kabanová, opera, JW 1/8 [Act 1. Vís, co mi napadlo?]

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Audio Only: Zuill Bailey's Tiny Desk Concert

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