Copland and the American Sound

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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.

Aaron Copland blended his Brooklyn Jewish roots with jazz, folk music, and hymns to gamble on a new American sound, yet how such an unlikely outsider captured the spirit of Billy the Kid is a tale worth its own string section.

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