Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
||Munich Philharmonic, Kellerstrasse 4/III
||+49 (0)89 / 480 98-51 00
||+49 (0)89 / 480 98-51 30
The Munich Philharmonic was founded in 1893 through the private initiative of Franz Kaim, the son of a piano manufacturer. Since then, the orchestra has left an indelible imprint on Munich's cultural life under the leadership of renowned conductors.
In 1895 it took up residence the city's Tonhalle (concert hall). It soon attracted notable conductors: Gustav Mahler first directed the group in 1897 and premiered his Fourth Symphony and Eighth Symphony with the orchestra, while Bruno Walter directed the band for the posthumous premiere of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Felix Weingartner was music director from 1898 to 1905, and the young Wilhelm Furtwangler made his auspicious conducting debut there in 1906. Meanwhile Bruckner pupil Ferdinand Loewe established an enduring tradtion of Bruckner performance which continues to this day.