Michael Tilson Thomas and the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony take viewers on a journey revealing classical music's universal connections to the human spirit. Explore the music and compelling stories of composers including Gustav Mahler, Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland.Visit Keeping Score Website
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The story is a self-portrait of its composer, Hector Berlioz.
Beethoven called his Third Symphony Eroica ("Heroic").
Explore what brought Copland to write music that gave Americans a sense of identity.
The composition encourages the listener to think about sound in new ways.
Publicly condemned Shostakovich's 5th Symphony saved his life. Was there a hidden meaning?
Hear work that shocked the opening night audiences.