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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.
Just over 200 years ago, a group of music lovers gathered to form a society to 'encourage an appreciation by the public in the art of music'. Cue new symphonies, concertos, and a wealth of instrumental music, including (perhaps most famously!) Beethoven's seismic Symphony No. 9. (Credit: Royal Philharmonic Society / British Library).
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