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.
Gustav Mahler created an entire universe of emotion in music. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bear witness to Mahler's grand achievements and great sorrows, his career-crowning appointments in Vienna and New York, and the sudden, tragic death of his daughter, and show how his stormy inner life inspired new heights of creativity.