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The World's Greatest Music
Every weeknight this month at 8pm Classic FM's Full Works Concert is celebrating the world's greatest orchestras. Here are some fascinating photos and facts from their histories.
Tracing its origins back to 1743, the Leipzig Gewandhaus is the oldest continuing orchestra in Germany. It was the orchestra of choice for the 85th birthday concert of Pope Benedict XVI, held at the Vatican in April 2012. The Pontiff is seen here greeting conductor Riccardo Chailly, who has directed the orchestra since 2005. Photo: AP
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