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With the launch of the iPhone 5 setting all kinds of retail records and causing queues around the block, Classic FM takes a look back at the music technology innovations from over the centuries that have brought classical music closer to the cutting edge. It's time to prove that Apple aren't the only ones who think differently!
It might not sound like it's on the same scale as touchscreen technology, but when Haydn's trumpet concerto showcased a keyed trumpet, it was like Apple announcing they're planning a space mission. Simply, no-one had ever heard a trumpet played like that before. All previous trumpet works were limited by the ability of the player to use their lips and mouth to change the limited number of notes.
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