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05 Sep 2013

Young musicians to the fore and creative writers turn their minds to classical music

"An outpouring of sound which splits open the world" - Finding the words to describe music is notoriously hard.  Unlike a piece of art, which we can usually see and sometimes touch, music is much less tangible.

The RPS project Notes into Letters brings the worlds of music and words together. Through commissions, tasks and activities, poets, wordsmiths and creative writing students draw inspiration from the musical canon and to share their reactions to the concert experience.

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5 September 2013


Daniel Barenboim, RPS Gold Medal 2007: Classical music will not survive unless we change our attitude and make it something that is essential to our lives. Join the RPS if you believe in the future of music.


An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.