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The Berlin Philharmonic is one of the most popular, acclaimed and well-respected orchestras in the world. Attracting only the finest soloists and conductors for well over 100 years, we delve into this incredible orchestra's history.
Originally going under the name of Frühere Bilsesche Kapelle ('Former Bilse's Band'), the founding group of 54 musicians ditched their conductor Benjamin Bilse after he dared to book them on a fourth-class train to Warsaw for a concert. Here's what they look like today.
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