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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!
Ottorino Respighi's 'Pines of Rome' ends with the gorgeous sound of birdsong. But without contravening animal cruelty laws, how did he manage to get the sound into performances in 1924? Neatly, he took advantage of the emerging gramophone technology and simply played a birdsong recording at the appropriate moment.
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