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Dresden Philharmonic

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Dresden Philharmonic

The Dresdner Philharmoniker (Dresden Philharmonic) is a symphony orchestra based in Dresden, Germany. The orchestra was founded in 1870 and gave its first concert in the Gewerbehaussaal on 29 November 1870, under the name Gewerbehausorchester. The orchestra acquired its current name in 1915. It receives financial support from the city of Dresden.

One of the orchestra's later concert venues was the Kulturpalast, during the existence of the DDR. After German reunification, plans had been proposed for a new concert hall. These had not come to fruition by the time of the principal conductorship of Marek Janowski, who cited this lack of development of a new hall for the orchestra as the reason for his resignation from the post in 2004. In addition to concerts at the Kulturpalast, the orchestra also performs at the Kreuzkirche, the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, the Schloss Albrechtsberg.

The choral ensembles affiliated with the orchestra are the Dresden Philharmonic Choir and Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

Principal conductors

  • 1870-1885 Hermann Mannsfeldt
  • 1885-1886 Michael Zimmermann
  • 1886-1890 Ernst Stahl
  • 1890-1903 August Trenkler
  • 1903-1915 Willy Olsen
  • 1915-1923 Edwin Lindner
  • 1923-1924 Joseph Gustav Mraczek
  • 1924-1929 Eduard Mörike
  • 1929-1932 Paul Scheinpflug
  • 1932-1934 Werner Ladwig
  • 1934-1942 Paul van Kempen

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