21. Putting on a Show: The Founding of the Royal Philharmonic Society
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Moments that rocked the classical music world
21. 21. Putting on a Show: The Founding of the Royal Philharmonic Society
Just over 200 years ago, a group of music lovers gathered to form a society to 'encourage an appreciation by the public in the art of music'. Cue new symphonies, concertos, and a wealth of instrumental music, including (perhaps most famously!) Beethoven's seismic Symphony No. 9. (Credit: Royal Philharmonic Society / British Library).