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.
Michael Tilson Thomas journeys to the provincial Austro-Hungarian city of Gustav Mahler's childhood, traces his musical roots, follows his rise as a young conductor, and, with the help of the San Francisco Symphony, escorts us through the stunning creation and shocking premiere of Mahler's First Symphony.