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Royal Philharmonic Society

Categories: Music / songs

Created as the Philharmonic Society of London, it had an orchestra which initially performed in the 'old' Argyll Rooms in Regent Street, and continued in the replacement building until that was destroyed by fire in 1830.  Briefly it used the King's Theatre in the Haymarket but then moved to the Hanover Square Rooms where it continued to perform until 1869.  It moved to the larger St James's Hall and then in 1894 to the Queen's Hall.  Changed its name to the RPS in its centenary year. Continued the concerts through both world wars.  This booklet gives the full history.

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Royal Philharmonic Society

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Beethoven's 9th

The British Premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, commissioned by the Philh...

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Cyril Davies

Cyril Davies

Musician. Born on 23 January 1932 at St Mildred's, 15 Hawthorn Drive, Willowbank, Denham, Buckinghamshire, he was the younger son of William Albert Davies (1898-1964) and Margaret May Davies née Jo...

Person, Music / songs

1 memorial
Louise “Little Lou” Cattell

Louise “Little Lou” Cattell

Musician and promoter.  Died aged 21 after taking the drug ketamine.  The picture source provides a lot of information about Louise and about the dangers of ketamine.

Person, Music / songs, Tragedy

1 memorial
original HMV store

original HMV store

Londonist writes: "The building was destroyed on Boxing Day 1937 and reopened in 1939. HMV's flagship store moved (slightly) to 150 Oxford Street, but the old address was reacquired in 2013, and re...

Place, Commerce, Music / songs

1 memorial
Johann Strauss, senior

Johann Strauss, senior

Founder of the Strauss dynasty of Viennese light music composers. He composed 'Radetzky March', amongst others.

Person, Music / songs, Austria

1 memorial
Jim Connell

Jim Connell

Political activist. Born in Rathniska, near Kilskyre, County Meath. As a teenager he joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and signed the Fenian Oath. He moved to London in 1875 and worked on Kei...

Person, Music / songs, Politics & Administration, Ireland

1 memorial