The Berlin Philharmonic is a world-renowned orchestra based in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1882 by 54 musicians who broke away from their previous conductor—Benjamin Bilse—after he announced his intention of taking the band on a fourth-class train to Warsaw for a concert. The orchestra was then renamed and reorganized under the financial management of Hermann Wolff in 1882. Since then, it has had several famous conductors, including Hans von Bülow, Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, and Sir Simon Rattle.
The articles in this section contain music pieces performed by the Berlin Philharmonic.