of the Berlin Radio Orchestra. Nonetheless, the famous Furtwängler being banned from conducting during the "denazification" process, the BPO needs a new musical director. The BPO contacts the young "prodige" Celibidache. 29th of August 1945: Sergiu Celibidache conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time with remarkable success. · February 1946: Celibidache is chosen as the new