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Symphonies! Computers! Riots! Take a look at all 50 of the moments that rocked the classical music world in our beautiful gallery of facts and pictures, inspired by Classic FM's brand new book: 50 Moments That Rocked The Classical Music World, by Sam Jackson and Darren Henley.
Conductors have always used a stick to keep time, right? Not at all! While Baroque composers like Lully hit the ground with a big wooden stick (which ultimately lead to his death after a nasty accident), the 'baton' as we know it first came into use around 1820… and changed the classical concert for the better.
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