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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!
As the demand and interest for electric instruments grew, the Ondes Martenot emerged in the 1920s. Invented by Maurice Martenot, it emits a wispy, oscillating sound that was favoured by Darius Milhaud. Recently, it's been championed by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead in the band's compositions.
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