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(From McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Denver Post - Colorado)
Byline: Bradley Zint
When I was about 8, I made what I thought was the greatest of musical discoveries.
As one of San Diego's youngest self-taught orchestral music lovers -- unlike many of the classically trained, I don't come from a musically inclined family -- I managed to connect the dots of disparate music to a single name. I felt the part of a diminutive sleuth who was the sole listener to a trove of melodies as good as Mozart's and as powerful as Beethoven's.
I learned that the same guy who did the music for "Superman" also did "Star Wars." And "Home Alone." And "Raiders of …