Box-set with 17 recordings

The Münchner Philharmoniker are releasing a highly anticipated 17 CD box-set with some of the most sought after recordings carefully curated on the occasion of the orchestra's 125th anniversary. Out now!

Celibidache conducts Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel is an undisputed part of Sergiu Celibidache’s core repertoire as well as historically that of the Munich Philharmonic. The history of the orchestra is inextricably linked to the composer and his work.

Recordings with Valery Gergiev

In September 2016, the first CD recordings under the orchestra’s own label »MPHIL« and which document the conductor’s work with the Munich Philharmonic were released. Further recordings focussing on Anton Bruckner’s symphonies, are in preparation.

Recordings with Zubin Mehta

In January of 2004, the Munich Philharmonic named Zubin Mehta the first "Honorary Conductor" in the history of the orchestra.

Recordings with James Levine

James Levine continued the tradition of late Romantic music with numerous recordings of Brahms, Beethoven and Mahler’s works. Another of Levine’s focal points was the early 20th century repertoire, with such works as Schoenberg’s “Gurre-Lieder” and Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”, “Piano Concerto No. 3” and “The Miraculous Mandarin”. Under Levine the Munich Philharmonics also recorded Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture”, Harbison’s “Symphony No. 2” and Ives’ “Symphony No. 3”.

Recordings with Rudolf Kempe

During the years with Rudolf Kempe – he conducted the orchestra from 1967 until his untimely death in 1976 – the Philharmonics travelled to Japan and the Soviet Union for the first time. Together with the Munich Philharmonics he recorded all of Beethoven’s symphonies.

Tchaikovsky’s »Variations on a Rococo Theme«

Another digital-only release on the MPHIL label: A recording from May 2017 under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev with Andrei Ioniţă as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s »Variations on a Rococo Theme«.

Recordings with Lorin Maazel

During his term as principal conductor of the Munich Philharmonics from September 2012 to June 2014, Lorin Maazel focussed on broadening the orchestra’s repertoire and on achieving a more flexible sound.

Recordings with Sergiu Celibidache

Throughout his lifetime Sergiu Celibidache was convinced that music could not be conserved on tape. He nevertheless did record a few concerts – especially compositions by Anton Bruckner – with the Munich Philharmonics. To this day, these recordings are regarded as legendary: not surprising, given that Celibidache is considered to be the greatest Bruckner specialist of his time.

Recordings with Christian Thielemann

Under the baton of Christian Thielemann the Munich Philharmonics released several records, both on CD and on DVD. Thielemann followed the tradition of his predecessors and, working with the Munich Philharmonics, proved to be a great interpreter of Bruckner, Brahms and Beethoven’s music. Received with great acclaim were interpretations of Strauss’ music together with Diana Damrau and Renée Fleming.

Recordings with Günter Wand

Under the baton of Günter Wand, too, the Munich Philharmonics recorded works of the great Romantic composers, notably symphonies by Anton Bruckner and Johannes Brahms.

Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 with Jörg Brückner

Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 brilliantly performed by our very own musician Jörg Brückner as soloist under the baton of Semyon Bychkov.

"Ristorante Allegro"

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Brass Music “A Point of Honor”

In the spring of 2013 the wind and brass section of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra engaged in a project that took them back to their roots. In the Münchner Hofbräuhaus beer hall they recorded a CD of brass music with Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta.

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Various Recordings

As well as recording with their principal conductors, the Munich Philharmonics regularly work with guest conductors and soloist, such as Alice Sara Ott, Baiba Skride and Sol Gabetta. With Gabetta, two albums have been released to date.