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Orchestras

Munich Philharmonic

Valery Gergiev, Music Director

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The Munich Philharmonic was founded in 1893, and since then, under the direction of renowned conductors, it has vastly enriched Munich’s musical life. Even in the orchestra’s earliest years, conductors like Hans Winderstein and Felix Weingartner guaranteed the high performance level. Gustav Mahler conducted the orchestra in the world premières of his 4th and 8th Symphonies, and in November 1911, the world première of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” took place under Bruno Walter’s direction. Ferdinand Löwe led the first Bruckner concerts and established the orchestra’s Bruckner tradition, which . . .

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