Royal College of Music

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On the opposite side of the RAH from the Albert Memorial is the Royal College of Music, which is England's premier music school. Many famous musicians studied here.


Guest - Mar 15, 2007 08:05 AM EDT
Great shot of the building, Steve. You have such lovely older structures in London - wish I could visit there sometijme.
Guest - Mar 12, 2007 12:40 PM EDT
Many thanks for your kind comments, Jim and Bernadette. Jim, I'm by no means a pro, but I'm very happy to share what I know with anyone who wants it! I've written a few articles here on TLF which you might find useful.
Guest - Mar 10, 2007 05:04 AM EDT
Steve, I'm not sure what I fond more entertaining - your photos or Mikes history lesson??? Ok, never been one for history. Must be your photos then. Thanks for sharing them :)
Guest - Mar 09, 2007 05:25 PM EDT
Hi Steve, I love your work, and thanks for the nice input on one of mine. I am new to this so hope to learn from some of you pros. Thanks again Jim
Guest - Mar 09, 2007 05:00 AM EDT
i hope that put a smile on your boat race
Guest - Mar 09, 2007 04:38 AM EDT
Guest - Mar 09, 2007 03:49 AM EDT
right thats it steve you asked for it The Royal College of Music is a prestigious music school located in Kensington, London. Founded in 1882 as a successor to the National Training School for Music by the then-Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the school opened in 1883 with George Grove as its director. It moved to its present location in the Albertopolis cultural quarter, next to Imperial College London and opposite the Royal Albert Hall in 1894. In the same year Hubert Parry became director, remaining until 1918. The current director is Dr. Colin Lawson. The college teaches all aspects of western classical music from undergraduate to doctorate level. There is a Junior Department, where 300 children aged 8 to 18 are educated on Saturdays. It also has an extensive museum of musical instruments which is open to the public. The college building was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield.The Department of Portraits and Performance History has a collections of 340 original portraits and 10,000 prints and photographs; a collection of 600,000 concert programmes from 1720 to the present day; and extensive holdings relating to opera, instrument, title-page and concert-hall design
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 05:37 PM EDT
Thanks Mike! Don't you know anything about this place?!
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 04:49 PM EDT
lovely photo , lovely lines of symmetry thanks for sharing

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