‘Ode to Joy’ is commemorated in stone


Beethoven was paid £50 and was deaf when he wrote his Symphony No 9 Ode to Joy. Commissioned in 1822 by the Royal Philharmonic Society in the UK, it premiered in the UK in 1825, following its world premiere in Vienna the previous year.

This weekend, a plaque commemorating the UK premiere and its venue will be unveiled at 252 Regent Street in London, which is today home to a bank.

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