New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic (English: New York Philharmonic ) is a 1842 founded under the name Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York in New York Symphony Orchestra.

They are among the oldest orchestras in the world and are the oldest orchestras in the United States. Founder was the American conductor Ureli Corelli Hill. The orchestra is counted traditionally one of the Big Five.

After the orchestra in 1962 by Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall ( Lincoln Center ) moved, currently discussions about the withdrawal in Carnegie Hall stand again.

On records (especially the Everest label ) entered the New York Philharmonic in the 1950s and 60s due to other recording contracts partly as Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York.

The New York Philharmonic are known for their concerts as a political "door opener". So they played about 1959 and 1976 in Moscow. On February 26, 2008, she made ​​guest appearances in North Korea's capital Pyongyang. Since this is the first appearance of an American orchestra in the communist People's Republic, this appearance is now considered to be historical.

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2011 began the NYP to provide their archives from 1943 to 1970 to the Internet ( ). One finds digitized program booklets ( 3227 several copies), images ( 4216 ), scores ( 1365 ) and business documents (328 ). The scores contain numerous entries of the conductors.