Beethoven called his Third Symphony Eroica ("Heroic").
Ives Holidays Symphony
The composition encourages the listener to think about sound in new ways.
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Publicly condemned Shostakovich's 5th Symphony saved his life. Was there a hidden meaning?
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Hear work that shocked the opening night audiences.
A Mahler Journey
Mahler's music is performed by the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas.
Filming "On Location" for Keeping Score: Mahler
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."