Want to experience some Classic London Music History? Try to find the plaques listed below while walking in London. Good luck!
1. Gustav Holst
English Composer and Music Teacher Gustav Holst lived at 9 The Terrace, SW13.
2. Bela Bartok
Composer and pianist Bela Bartok stayed at 7 Sydney Place, SW7
7. Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten, Composer, Conductor, Violist and Pianist, lived here at 8 Halliford Street, N 1.
3. Sir Edward Elgar and Abbey Road
Sir Edward William Elgar, English Composer, recorded in Abbey Studios on Abbey Road, NW8.
(Remember to use the Zebra crossing!)
4.George Frideric Handel
Handel lived here at 25 Brook Street. His next door neighbour (many years later) was Jimi Hendrix!
5. Chopins last public performance
Frederic Chopin Went to Guildhall from 4 St James´Place to give his last public performance in 1848.
6. Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven´s British Premiere of his Ninth Symphony was given here at 252 Regent Street in 1825.
9. Jean Sibelius
Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius lived here at 15 Gloucester Walk, W8.
10. Johann Strauss the 1st
Johann Strauss lodged here at 1 Leicester Street, WC2, on his first visit to England in april 1838.
11. Tamara Karsavina - ballet dancer
Tamara Karsavina was born in St Petersburg and is recognised as one of the founders of modern British ballet. She lived in Hampstead at 108 Frognal, NW3, in the 1950s.