1950 - 1999

The following are the names of all those who have been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society since 1826

1826 - 1849 / 1850 - 1899 / 1900 -1949 / 1950 - 1999 / 2000 to date


1951
Frederic Austin
Ernest Irving

1953
Marion Scott
Albert Schweitzer

1959
Anton Rubinstein

1956
Paul Hindemith
Gregor Piatigorsky

1959
Benno Moiseiwitsch

1960
George Baker

1970
Aaron Copland

1971
William Glock

1984
Eric Fenby

1985
Lennox Berkeley
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Yehudi Menuhin
Gerald Moore
Peter Pears
Solomon

1986
Lorin Maazel

1987
Janet Baker
Peter Maxwell Davies
Leon Goossens

1988
Claudio Arrau
Julian Bream
Bernard Haitink

1989
John Denison
Vernon Handley

1990
Charles Groves
Rafael Kubelik

1991
Thomas Armstrong
Harrison Birtwistle
Pierre Boulez
Elliott Carter
Joan Cross
György Ligeti
Paul Sacher
HRH The Duchess of Kent

1994
Felix Aprahamian
Charles Mackerras

1996
Howard Ferguson

1997
John Gardner

1998
The Earl of Harewood
George Christie

1999
David Willcocks
Richard Steinitz
Philip Jones
Anthony Payne

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