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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.
This poster advertises the appearance of Clara Schumann at a Royal Philharmonic Society concert. One of the greatest pianists of the Romantic era and wife of composer Robert Schumann, Clara performed at a number of Society Concerts. Here, she plays Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor, originally given its UK premiere by the composer himself.
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