6. Strike Up the Band: The Invention of the Symphony
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Moments that rocked the classical music world
6. 6. Strike Up the Band: The Invention of the Symphony
What would classical music be without the symphony? It literally translates as 'sounding together', but anyone who's heard some of the most mind-blowing works in history will know the birth of the symphony split classical music at the seams. Give Beethoven's 'Choral' Symphony No. 9 a blast and you might see what we mean.