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Soprano Jessye Norman left a number of recordings in the vault at the time of her death. Now some of them have been released for the first time. Decca Archives hide caption

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The voice of Jessye Norman soars again in trove of unreleased recordings

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Van Cliburn moves through difficult passage in the final round of Tchaikovsky International Piano & Violin competition on April 11, 1958 in Moscow. AP hide caption

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'Dangerous Melodies' Examines Classical Music And American Foreign Relations

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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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Conductor Nicholas McGegan loves to languish in the late music of Richard Strauss. Sasha/Getty Images hide caption

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Aria: 'Accept this gold as a precious gift' (Lauren Flanigan, soprano) from Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae

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Elektra (Susan Bullock) brandishes the axe that killed her father, Agammenon — in hopes that it will also kill her mother, Klytaemnestra. Karin Cooper hide caption

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Hear An Introduction To The Opera

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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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Soprano Jessye Norman. Carol Friedman hide caption

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Richard Strauss' 'Four Last Songs'

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