Further Reading

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The Philharmonic Society of London - From its Foundation, 1813 to its Fiftieth Year, 1862

George Hogarth
First published 1862, reissued by Cambridge Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781108001038

Book cover - The Philharmonic Society of London by George Hogarth

History of the Philharmonic Society of London: 1813 - 1912

Myles Birket Foster
Published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1912

Book cover - The History of the Philharmonic Society by Myles Birket Foster

Royal Philharmonic - Annals of the Royal Philharmonic Society

Robert Elkin
Published by Rider and Company, London, 1946

First Philharmonic - A History of The Royal Philharmonic Society

Cyril Ehrlich
Published by Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 0198162324

​Cartoon image of violinist Paolo Spagnoletti playing violin upside down

The History and Future of the Royal Philharmonic Society

Helen Wallace
Published by the Royal Philharmonic Society, 2008

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During World War 2, when the BBCSO was evacuated to Bristol, the RPS stepped in to ensure that the 1940 Proms season would go ahead.