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The World's Greatest Music
London's Royal College of Music, based in South Kensington, is one of the world's most prestigious places to study music. It also houses a library of historic manuscripts and a museum of antique instruments. Here are some of the highlights of the college's collection
Autograph manuscript, 1821 Opening bars of the first movement: Adagio. Only the first 10 folios are fully scored although outline sketches throughout all four movements follow. Ferdinand Schubert gave the manuscript to Felix Mendelssohn whose brother, Paul, sent it to Sir George Grove, first Director of the RCM.
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