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The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (also known as Berlin Philharmonic or BPO; in German Berliner Philharmoniker), is one of the world's leading orchestras. Its current principal/Chief conductor is Sir Simon Rattle, who is known for his championing of contemporary classical music. The BPO also supports several chamber music ensembles. The funding for the organization is subsidized by the state of Berlin and a partnership with Deutsche Bank. It was founded in Berlin in 1862 by Benjamin Bilse under the name Bilsesche Kapelle (Bilse's Band) Read more on Last.fm
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (also known as Berlin Philharmonic or BPO; in German Berliner Philharmoniker), is one of the world's leading orchestras. Its current principal/Chief conductor is Sir Simon Rattle, who is known for his championing of contemporary classical music. The BPO also supports several chamber music ensembles. The funding for the organization is subsidized by the state of Berlin and a partnership with Deutsche Bank. It was founded in Berlin in 1862 by Benjamin Bilse under the name Bilsesche Kapelle (Bilse's Band), then given its current name and reorganized under the financial management of Hermann Wolff in 1882. Its first conductor under the new organization was Ludwig von Brenner; in 1887 Hans von Bülow, one of the most esteemed conductors in the world, joined, and from then on, the orchestra's reputation became established, with guests Hans Richter, Felix von Weingartner, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms and Edvard Grieg conducting the orchestra over the next few years. In 1895, Arthur Nikisch became chief conductor.

He was succeeded in 1923 by Wilhelm Furtwängler. The orchestra continued to perform throughout World War II, and continued with barely a break under the baton of Leo Borchard. When he was accidentally killed, Sergiu Celibidache took over. Furtwängler returned in 1952 until his death in 1954. His successor was the legendary Herbert von Karajan, who remained with the orchestra until 1989, resigning only months before his death.

Under him the orchestra made a vast number of recordings and toured widely. Claudio Abbado became principal conductor after him, expanding the orchestra's repertoire beyond the core classical and romantic works into more modern 20th century works. Simon Rattle made it a condition of his signing with the Berlin Philharmonic that it be turned into a self-governing public foundation, with the power to make its own artistic and financial decisions. This required a change to state law, which was approved in 2001, allowing him to join the organization in 2002. The first concert hall of the orchestra was destroyed during WWII in 1944. The new Berliner Philharmonie was built in 1963 by architect Hans Scharoun. Also, the orchestra recorded an album with the german heavy metal group Scorpions called Moment of Glory in 2000. Read more on Last.fm.

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