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"An Ode to Harmony: Exploring the Symphony's Journey through Time and Space" From Brahms to Beethoven, the orchestral score of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No

Background imageSymphony Collection: BEETHOVEN: MANUSCRIPT. The title-page of Ludwig van Beethovens corrected ms. of his Symphony no

BEETHOVEN: MANUSCRIPT. The title-page of Ludwig van Beethovens corrected ms. of his Symphony no. 3 in E-flat minor, opus 55, " Eroica" (1804)

Background imageSymphony Collection: BRAHMS: ORCHESTRAL SCORE. First page of the score of Johannes Brahms Symphony No

BRAHMS: ORCHESTRAL SCORE. First page of the score of Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, completed in 1876

Background imageSymphony Collection: Leningrad Symphony

Leningrad Symphony
Dimitri Shostakovich and Yevgeny Mravinsky with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. Together they would premier eight of the composers fifeteen symphonies

Background imageSymphony Collection: Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970) English conductor and cellist, here conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra on February 13th 1944

Background imageSymphony Collection: BEETHOVEN: NINTH SYMPHONY. Sketches for Ludwig van Beethovens Ninth Symphony in D Minor

BEETHOVEN: NINTH SYMPHONY. Sketches for Ludwig van Beethovens Ninth Symphony in D Minor, opus 125, the last movement

Background imageSymphony Collection: The London Symphony Orchestra playing at Harrods, London, 19

The London Symphony Orchestra playing at Harrods, London, 19
Illustration showing the London Symphony Orchestra playing in Harrods, during the department stores Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 1909

Background imageSymphony Collection: Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Festival Hall

Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Festival Hall
Queen Elizabeth II attending a Gala Performance of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in 1965. Date: September 18th 1965

Background imageSymphony Collection: Beethoven / Ninth Symphony

Beethoven / Ninth Symphony
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Beethoven sits, head in hands, and struggles with his inner demons as he composes his Ninth Symphony

Background imageSymphony Collection: Beethoven / Home in Vienna

Beethoven / Home in Vienna
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN His home in Vienna - the room in which he composed his ninth symphony Date: 1770 - 1827

Background imageSymphony Collection: HECTOR BERLIOZ CONDUCTING. French caricature engraving, 1845

HECTOR BERLIOZ CONDUCTING. French caricature engraving, 1845

Background imageSymphony Collection: Melodic Bridge

Melodic Bridge
Vertigo Artography

Background imageSymphony Collection: Spiral symphony

Spiral symphony
Marc van Oostrum

Background imageSymphony Collection: Waves Of Music

Waves Of Music
Mirela Momanu

Background imageSymphony Collection: Robert Sells conducts the choir and orchestra at Liverpools Anglican Cathedral

Robert Sells conducts the choir and orchestra at Liverpools Anglican Cathedral, who were performing a Christmas Carol concert on behalf of the Mersey Regional Health Authority. 12th December 1991

Background imageSymphony Collection: Members of the BBC Concert Orchestra perform for members of the public who were not able

Members of the BBC Concert Orchestra perform for members of the public who were not able to see them perform in the Royal Festival Hall because of the Orchestra industrial action

Background imageSymphony Collection: Members of the BBC Concert Orchestra perform for members of the public who were not able

Members of the BBC Concert Orchestra perform for members of the public who were not able to see them perform in the Royal Festival Hall because of the Orchestra industrial action

Background imageSymphony Collection: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens, Greece. Built 161 AD renovated 1950

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens, Greece. Built 161 AD renovated 1950, used as a concert stage today

Background imageSymphony Collection: They've Got Me Doin It Now, 1913 (print)

They've Got Me Doin It Now, 1913 (print)
3673945 They've Got Me Doin It Now, 1913 (print) by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageSymphony Collection: Music of light and shadow

Music of light and shadow
Andrey Morozov

Background imageSymphony Collection: Rain Symphony

Rain Symphony
Ekaterina Ermilkina

Background imageSymphony Collection: Queue of women for shoefitting xray machine, at Messrs Babers, Oxford Street, London

Queue of women for shoefitting xray machine, at Messrs Babers, Oxford Street, London. Captioned, Our twenty first birthday Gifts and Recipients and A Symphony in Shoes'

Background imageSymphony Collection: LSO musicians supporting BBC musicians, London

LSO musicians supporting BBC musicians, London
London Symphony Orchestra musicians supporting BBC musicians outside Broadcasting House, London, 27 June 1980. The strike by BBC musicians began when the BBC put forward plans to discontinue five

Background imageSymphony Collection: DDE-90032027

DDE-90032027
Italy, Sicily, Palermo, opera house Date: 18/01/2007

Background imageSymphony Collection: Sayyedati Symphony

Sayyedati Symphony Ridden By John Egan York May Festival 2008 York Racecorse, York, England 14 May 2008 Date: 14 May 2008

Background imageSymphony Collection: Musical Score for Poliuto by Donizetti (ink on paper)

Musical Score for Poliuto by Donizetti (ink on paper)
LRI1199801 Musical Score for Poliuto by Donizetti (ink on paper) by Italian School, (19th century); Biblioteca del Conservatorio G. Verdi, Milan, Italy; Luisa Ricciarini; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageSymphony Collection: Frontispiece of the score of the first symphony of Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) (litho)

Frontispiece of the score of the first symphony of Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) (litho)
GIA3526007 Frontispiece of the score of the first symphony of Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) (litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; eGiancarlo Costa; French, out of copyright

Background imageSymphony Collection: Dr Edward Elgar (b / w photo)

Dr Edward Elgar (b / w photo)
3643263 Dr Edward Elgar (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dr Edward Elgar. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSymphony Collection: Anton Rubinstein (colour litho)

Anton Rubinstein (colour litho)
3094690 Anton Rubinstein (colour litho) by Eichhorn (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Anton Rubinstein. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSymphony Collection: Robert Schumann (colour litho)

Robert Schumann (colour litho)
3094561 Robert Schumann (colour litho) by Eichhorn (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Robert Schumann. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSymphony Collection: Musical Recollections of St Jamess Hall, 1883 (engraving)

Musical Recollections of St Jamess Hall, 1883 (engraving)
1107162 Musical Recollections of St Jamess Hall, 1883 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Musical Recollections of St Jamess Hall, 1883)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Womens Autumn clothing 1929

Womens Autumn clothing 1929
Beige, red and brown in fashion for Autumn 1929. 1929

Background imageSymphony Collection: Mr James Abbott McNeill Whistler, A symphony, 12 January 1878, Vanity Fair cartoon (colour litho)

Mr James Abbott McNeill Whistler, A symphony, 12 January 1878, Vanity Fair cartoon (colour litho)
611709 Mr James Abbott McNeill Whistler, A symphony, 12 January 1878, Vanity Fair cartoon (colour litho) by Ward, Leslie Matthew (Spy) (1851-1922); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Original score of the beginning of the symphony accompaning the entry of Alcides in

Original score of the beginning of the symphony accompaning the entry of Alcides in
KDC441045 Original score of the beginning of the symphony accompaning the entry of Alcides in Tobias Smolletts play Alcestes, set to music by Handel between 27 December

Background imageSymphony Collection: The Beethoven Festival (engraving)

The Beethoven Festival (engraving)
1101384 The Beethoven Festival (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Beethoven Festival)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Musical Score for Paolina and Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti (ink on paper)

Musical Score for Paolina and Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti (ink on paper)
LRI1199802 Musical Score for Paolina and Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti (ink on paper) by Italian School, (19th century); Biblioteca del Conservatorio G

Background imageSymphony Collection: The Afghan War, Sketches in Camp by Lieutenant Pulley, 3rd Goorkhas (engraving)

The Afghan War, Sketches in Camp by Lieutenant Pulley, 3rd Goorkhas (engraving)
1106466 The Afghan War, Sketches in Camp by Lieutenant Pulley, 3rd Goorkhas (engraving) by Furniss, Harry (1854-1925) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Afghan War)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Joseph Haydn (colour litho)

Joseph Haydn (colour litho)
3095871 Joseph Haydn (colour litho) by Schindler, A. (fl.1905) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Joseph Haydn. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn; German, out of copyright

Background imageSymphony Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (colour litho)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (colour litho)
3093936 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (colour litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSymphony Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (colour litho)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (colour litho)
3093917 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts birthplace, Salzburg (b / w photo)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts birthplace, Salzburg (b / w photo)
3095201 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts birthplace, Salzburg (b/w photo) by German Photographer (20th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts birthplace, Salzburg)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Antonin Dvorak conducting his New Symphony at the Carnegie Hall in New York, 1893 (litho)

Antonin Dvorak conducting his New Symphony at the Carnegie Hall in New York, 1893 (litho)
GIA1079649 Antonin Dvorak conducting his New Symphony at the Carnegie Hall in New York, 1893 (litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSymphony Collection: Niccolo Paganini and Hector Berlioz, after the a fantastic performance of a Symphony

Niccolo Paganini and Hector Berlioz, after the a fantastic performance of a Symphony
XEE1080234 Niccolo Paganini and Hector Berlioz, after the a fantastic performance of a Symphony, 16th December 1838 (colour litho) by French School

Background imageSymphony Collection: Reaching Out

Reaching Out
Michiel Hageman

Background imageSymphony Collection: In the Concert hall at the International Convention centre are the acousticians Nicholas

In the Concert hall at the International Convention centre are the acousticians Nicholas Edwards (in spectacles) and Russell Johnson. 20th March 1991

Background imageSymphony Collection: Andrew Jowett, director of Birmingham Symphony Hall. 25th February 1994

Andrew Jowett, director of Birmingham Symphony Hall. 25th February 1994

Background imageSymphony Collection: American singer and film star Frank Sinatra sitting on stage during rehearsals at

American singer and film star Frank Sinatra sitting on stage during rehearsals at the Coliseum Midnight Matinee, London, 9th December 1951

Background imageSymphony Collection: Symphony, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Symphony, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Symphony, 1845. Bronze plaque, detail of the Beethoven Monument to German composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn. The plaque depicts mythological or allegorical figures



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"An Ode to Harmony: Exploring the Symphony's Journey through Time and Space" From Brahms to Beethoven, the orchestral score of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. Captivates with its intricate melodies and grandeur. As we delve into the Leningrad Symphony conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, we are transported to a world where music becomes an ethereal experience. Sketches for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in D Minor reveal the genius behind this timeless masterpiece, while The London Symphony Orchestra enchants audiences at Harrods, London. Even Queen Elizabeth II herself graces the Royal Festival Hall, basking in the symphony's enchanting embrace. In Vienna, where Beethoven called home, his spirit resonates within every note played. We catch a glimpse of Hector Berlioz conducting with fervor in a French caricature engraving from 1845 - a testament to his passion for creating harmonious masterpieces. Yet not all symphonies are confined to concert halls; they can be found even amidst everyday life. A Rain Symphony paints a melodic picture as droplets dance upon windowsills and rooftops. Meanwhile, women queue up eagerly for shoefitting x-ray machines at Messrs Babers on Oxford Street - their excitement captured by "Our twenty-first birthday Gifts and Recipients, " forming a whimsical "Symphony in Shoes. " The power of unity shines through as LSO musicians lend support to BBC musicians in London - an orchestra of solidarity that transcends boundaries. And across continents stands the majestic Odeon of Herodes Atticus on Athens' Acropolis since 161 AD; its renovation in 1950 breathes new life into ancient stones as it hosts symphonic performances under starlit skies. In these diverse moments captured throughout history and geography, one thing remains constant.