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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.
The same year that saw Clara Schumann perform at Society concerts, also saw the legendary Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim play Beethoven's Violin Concerto. A good friend of Brahms, Joachim performed a number of times for the Society and received the RPS Gold Medal in 1871.
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