Sir George Smart
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Royal Philharmonic Society: celebrating 200 years of music
15. Sir George Smart
Sir George Thomas Smart was one of the leading musicians in London at the turn of the 19th Century. He taught at the Royal Academy of Music, was organist of the Chapel Royal and was a founding member of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He conducted the first performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in the UK, given by the Society in 1825.