175 years ago, on March 28th 1842, Otto Nicolai raised the baton for the first ever concert of a new ensemble destined to become one of the world's great orchestras. With its unmistakable sound, the Wiener Philharmoniker has always been defined by its unswerving commitment to the great German tradition of orchestral playing.
Deutsche Grammophon's 175th Anniversary Edition offers a hand-picked selection of some of the finest recordings the orchestra ever released on the label. It is both a glorious overview of the orchestra's core repertoire, while exploring its deep collaborations with the most influential and distinguished conductors of the past 50 years.
This special 180g 6LP box (numbered edition of 1842 sets) includes the first release of Bruckner's Symphony No. 2 with Riccardo Muti, Schumann's Symphony No. 3 and Cello Concerto conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber's Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Claudio Abbado's Brahms' Hungarian Dances and Herbert von Karajan conducting Wagner Orchestral Works and Liebestod.