Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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Beethoven's Eroica

Beethoven's Eroica

Keeping Score

Beethoven called his Third Symphony Eroica ("Heroic").

Ives Holidays Symphony

Ives Holidays Symphony

Keeping Score

The composition encourages the listener to think about sound in new ways.

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Keeping Score

Publicly condemned Shostakovich's 5th Symphony saved his life. Was there a hidden meaning?

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Keeping Score

Hear work that shocked the opening night audiences.

A Mahler Journey

A Mahler Journey

Keeping Score

Mahler's music is performed by the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Filming "On Location" for Keeping Score: Mahler

Filming "On Location" for Keeping Score: Mahler

Keeping Score

A behind the scenes look at the making of Keeping Score: Mahler.

Berlioz's orchestral sonic spectacular, written to win the heart of a beautiful actress, demanded sacrifice from its author and his audience. From romantic daydreams to deadly displays of devotion, the symphony relates an "episode in the life of an artist."

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