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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.
Photograph of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Society’s Patron, examining pieces from the RPS Archive on display at the Royal Institution, London. The occasion marked the 175th Anniversary year of the founding of the Philharmonic Society. Date: 8 March 1988.
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