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 and the San Francisco Symphony perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan". Viewers of Keeping Score will be far better prepared than the Budapest audience of 1888. The performance was part of the SFS's Mahler Festival which took place in Davies Symphony Hall in September and October of 2009.