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The World's Greatest Music
Commissioning Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, receiving letters from Elgar and Dvořák, putting on concerts, and honouring some of the world's best classical musicians, the RPS has shaped the UK's musical landscape for the past 200 years. In celebration of this milestone, we take a look back through the archives at these stunning snapshots of music history.
Concert Poster from 1879. This poster advertises the appearance of Pablo de Sarasate at Royal Philharmonic Society concerts. The Spanish violinist enjoyed a world-wide reputation, with his performances constantly earning standing ovations and encores.
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