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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.
This is the founding document from 1813, signed by the founding members of the Royal Philharmonic Society. The first members included the violinist Johann Salomon, the publisher Vincent Novello and the pianist Muzio Clementi.
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