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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.
What would the world be like without the big operatic hits? It can all be traced to a lesser-known composer, Jacopo Peri, who invented the genre back in 1597.
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