The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra) dates back to the beginnings of music broadcasting in 1923, and has since sustained its position amongst the leading orchestras in Berlin, and amongst other radio orchestras throughout Germany and worldwide. Marek Janowski, with whom we have numerous breakthrough classic recordings, was artistic director and chief conductor of the RSB from 2002 to 2015.

“The musicians had offered Marek Janowski the position of principal conductor for life in 2008, but in 2015 he decided to make room for a successor from the younger generation. This successor has been found now in the person of Vladimir Jurowski, one of the most interesting possibilities we could have wished for on the world-wide music scene.” says the RSB.

The release of Strauss’ “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” and Mahler's “Totenfeier’’ in September 2017 will be timed to coincide with Vladimir Jurowski’s taking up of office. To celebrate together the decision to choose a successor such as Jurowski, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, we decided to name the RSB as our Orchestra of the Season! During the months of June to December 2017 we will be sharing throw-back videos from the numerous and everlasting previous successes, as well as from exciting new projects. Stay tuned for a year of incredible releases with the RSB!

Artist of the Season Diary

3 Jul

Presenting Mozart Flute Quartets

Four members of the RSB talk about this new exciting album, which is also their very first releas...

17 Jul

A new Season with Maestro Vladimir Jurowski

The RSB starts the 2017/2018 season with its new Chief Conductor!

7 Aug

Throwback 1: Recording with pianist Denis Kozhukhin

The pianist tells us about his collaboration with RSB and Maestro Sinaisky to record two piano wa...

21 Aug

Mahler's Totenfeier and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra

RSB's new Chief Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski tells us why these two composers fit so well togethe...

14 Sep

Hansel and Gretel with Maestro Janowski

Presenting the animation clip of RSB's recording with Marek Janowski, Hansel and Gretel

28 Sep

Britten and Hindemith violin concertos

Arabella Steinbacher and Maestro Jurowski talk about their personal connection with this difficul...

26 Oct

Throwback 2: Recording with pianist Nareh Arghamanyan

Video clip of Nareh Arghamanyan in collaboration with RSB performing Prokofiev piano concerto


Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold


Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer


Franz Liszt The 2 Piano Concertos - Totentanz - Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes


Leoš Janácek - Mša Glagolskaja (Missa Solemnis) & Taras Bulba


Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser


Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde


Richard Wagner - Lohengrin


Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Richard Wagner - Parsifal


Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem


Szymanowski & Dvořák - Violin Concertos


Richard Strauss - Symphonia Domestica & Die Tageszeiten for male chorus and Orchestra