For recording years 1956–1993 please use Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
This orchestra was founded as RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in West-Berlin in 1946. It was affiliated the American broadcasting station RIAS Berlin (Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor / Radio in the American Sector). In 1956 the name was changed to Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. After the German reunion the name changed again to Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in 1993. This was done to prevent mix-ups with the East-Berlin based Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
Ferenc Fricsay (1948–1954 and 1959–1963)
Lorin Maazel (1964–1975)
Riccardo Chailly (1982–1989)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (1989–2000)