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.
Hidden beneath the surface of his life-saving Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich may have left a subversive cipher. In this episode of Keeping Score, investigate the arresting symphony that would either redeem Shostakovich or condemn him to the Gulag. What Shostakovich has to say might depend on what you're brave enough to hear.