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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


Brian McMaster, advocate for the arts, former director, Edinburgh International Festival: presented with RPS Honorary Membership in 2009.


The RPS sent Beethoven £100 in 1827 to help comfort him when he was ill and much in need of money.