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Beethoven: The Man Revealed with John Suchet 9pm - 10pm
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Music's greatest inventions: amazing, mad and brilliant instruments
The metronome is without doubt one of the most important musical devices ever invented. Helping keep musicians in time for centuries, it was first stumbled upon in 1694 when Etienne Loulié pioneered his Chronomètre, which was an early predecessor to the modern metronome.