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In celebration of Father's Day, we're taking a look at famous father figures in the world of classical music. While many parents were supportive teachers, not all the great composers' fathers were all that keen on their choice of profession...
Bernhard Mahler, the son of a street pedlar, was a coachman and innkeeper. He noticed the young Mahler's musical talents, encouraging him to audition for the Vienna Conservatory, and supporting him when his academic results slipped.
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